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Niger, US soldiers move from Niamey to Agadez

The US military moves from Niamey to Agadez. The American forces leave Aerienne Base 101 in the Nigerian capital and converge on Air Base 201. The decision is precautionary, as there are currently no concrete threats to security

The US military in Niger is redeploying themself at some facilities in the African country as a preventive move for security reasons. The Pentagon confirms it. There are currently no threats to the American armed forces, but there is always the risk of a sudden escalation. Consequently, the base located at the Diori Hamani international airport in Niamey (Base Aerienne 101) will be leaved to move to Agadez, in an infrastructure (Air Base 201) also used by intelligence for activities related to the fight against terrorism in the Sahel and throughout the region, as well as an airport for drones. However, the US military should not leave the nation for now. The worst case scenario could see a significant reduction in ground forces (about half), as Air Base 201 is smaller than Aerienne Base 101. However, these are hypotheses that have not been officially confirmed. It is certain, however, that there are plans for the evacuation of personnel and drones, with the probable destination of Algeria or Nigeria, should the situation degenerate.

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