• Images that appeared on Twitter reportedly show a dead US service member targeted in a deadly ambush in Niger.
  • The Twitter account that posted the images said they were obtained from an ISIS affiliate.
  • The US military is launching an investigation into the images.

The US military is investigating a set of images that claim to show a dead service member targeted in an October ambush that killed four soldiers in Tongo Tongo, Niger.

The images, which surfaced on Twitter, were followed up with two posts of the alleged incident that appeared to be composed from video footage from a helmet camera, according to the Military Times.

The Twitter user who posted the images claimed that he received the footage of the ambush from an ISIS-affiliated group operating out of Mali, which borders Niger.


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