尼日尔遇袭身亡的四名美国特种兵浑身赤裸血迹斑斑

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月4日 作者:美国之音伊德里萨(Abdoul-Razak Idrissa)

2017年10月4日在尼日尔遇袭身亡的四名美国绿色贝雷帽部队特种兵
2017年10月4日在尼日尔遇袭身亡的四名美国绿色贝雷帽部队特种兵

一名表示自己发现了上个月在尼日尔被杀的四名美军士兵当中的三具尸体的尼日尔男子表示,那些尸体血迹斑斑,军服被剥。

阿达姆·布巴卡尔对美国之音非洲法语组表示,10月4日美国特种部队与在尼日尔西部村庄汤戈汤戈与伏击他们的圣战激进分子交战之后,他是第一个发现这些美军士兵遗体的。

布巴卡尔是汤戈汤戈的居民,他表示他当时在附近的地里寻找他的妻子和孩子。

布巴卡尔对美国之音《非洲》节目说,“我出了村子的时候看到三名美军白人士兵。有大量的血迹,你简直无法想象那个场景”。

他说,他在一辆车里找到了两名士兵遗体,在地上找到另外一人的遗体。

当被问及这些美军士兵是否穿戴战斗装备的时候,布巴卡尔表示,其中一人全身赤裸,另外两人只穿着内衣。他说,他们的武器和装备都被拿走了。

美国之音星期五要求五角大楼证实这些细节。五角大楼一位发言人对美国之音表示,正在进行调查,在得到所有事实之前不会就此发表评论。

美国军方已经证实三名10月4日在一起被发现的士兵分别是:现年29岁的陆军参谋军士达斯汀·莱特、现年35岁的陆军参谋军士布莱恩·布莱克以及现年39岁的陆军参谋军士杰里米·约翰逊。

布巴卡尔说,两天之后孩子们发现了第四位美国军人、陆军中士戴维·约翰逊的遗体。他说,“在他的遗体被找到的地方距离袭击发生地点至少有两公里远”。

在10月4日的伏击中还有5名尼日尔士兵丧生。尼日尔一个支持“伊斯兰国”的组织声称对伏击事件负责。

美国部队在尼日尔和其他一些西非国家帮助该地区国家政府打击包括“伊斯兰马里布基地组织”和“博科圣地”等圣战组织。

Niger Witness Describes Finding Bodies of US Soldiers

A Nigerien man who says he found three of the four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger last month says the bodies were bloodied and stripped of their uniforms.

Adamou Boubacar told VOA's French to Africa service that he was the first to discover the bodies after the October 4 battle between U.S. Army Special Forces and the jihadist militants who ambushed them in the western Nigerien village of Tongo Tongo.

Boubacar, a resident of Tongo Tongo, said he was searching for his wife and children in nearby fields.

"When I came out of the village, I saw the bodies of the three white American soldiers. There was a lot of blood — you cannot imagine," he told the VOA Afrique program.

He said he found two soldiers in a vehicle and the other on the ground.

"Two of them are big, they are also heavy," he said. "The third is also heavy but not as big as the other two. There was one who had tattoos on his arm," Boubacar said.

VOA asked the Pentagon on Friday to confirm the details. A Pentagon spokeswoman told VOA that an investigation was under way and that there would be no comment until all the facts had been gathered.

Asked whether the American soldiers were wearing their combat gear, Boubacar said one was naked and the others were in their underwear. He said all their weapons and equipment had been taken.

The U.S. military has identified the three soldiers found together on October 4 as Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39.

As for the fourth American soldier — Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, who was found two days later — Boubacar said it was children who discovered his body. "There must be at least two kilometers between where his body was found and the place where the attack took place," he said.

"These young people informed the village chief, who then called the soldiers, who came and they went together to take him," Boubacar said.

A U.S. official told VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb there was "no indication" that Johnson was ever in the custody of hostile forces.

The village chief was subsequently arrested by Nigerien authorities on suspicion of helping to facilitate the attack.

Four Nigerien soldiers and a Nigerien interpreter also were killed in the October 4 ambush, for which a pro-Islamic State group in Niger claimed responsibility.

U.S. troops are in Niger and other West African countries to help regional governments battle jihadist groups that include al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram.

Nicolas Pinault, VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb and VOA national security correspondent contributed to this report.