“he U.S. military has resumed flying some drone operations out of its two bases in Niger to protect the roughly 1,100 American troops deployed to the country, a defense official said…
So far, the U.S. military has not resumed counter-terrorism operations in Niger or its assistance to the Nigerien military, the official said.
U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, is currently reviewing how many service members it needs in Niger for the mission there, said Kelly Cahalan, an AFRICOM spokeswoman. No decisions have been made yet on future force levels in Niger.
Niger’s military overthrew the country’s democratically elected president on July 26. So far, the U.S. government has not described the military takeover as a “coup,” which would end American economic and security assistance to Niger.”