US military resumes drone flights and manned counterterrorism missions out of Niger bases

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AP) — The top Air Force commander for Europe and Africa says the U.S. military has resumed counterterrorism missions in Niger, flying drones and other aircraft out of Niger air bases more than a month after a coup temporarily halted all those activities there.  Since the July coup U.S. forces have been largely confirmed to their bases but recent negotiations with the junta have allowed some of those counterterrorism missions to resume. Gen. James Hecker says a large amount of the missions have resumed, but not 100%.