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Niger revokes military cooperation with the US

As of 2023, there were about 1,100 US troops in Niger, where the US military operates out of two bases, including a drone base known as Airbase 201.

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US fears Russia's influence after Niger cancels security pact

NIAMEY, March 17: Niger’s military junta announced on Saturday that it was going to break all military agreements with the United States.

The announcement came a day after the US delegation came to renew the accords with the military junta that ousted the president.

Since seizing power last year, the Niger’ junta’s military junta, like the military rulers have kicked out French and other European forces and turned to Russia for support.

“Washington was aware of the announcement, and it came after discussing the concerns raised in our discussions with the junta,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Matthew Makar.

As of 2023, there were about 1,100 US troops in Niger, where the US military operates out of two bases, including a drone base known as Airbase 201.

Last year, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited Niger to build good relations with President Mohamed Bazoum, the West’s greatest ally against the jihadists, but four months later, the military removed Bazoum and placed him under house arrest.

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