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Miami Herald via AP / Matias J. Ocner.

The families of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger last year will receive back pay now that the Pentagon has approved imminent danger pay for U.S. troops in several African countries, a Defense Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP / Mike Stocker.

In recognition of their dangerous mission, U.S. troops in Niger will now receive up to $225 a month in “imminent danger pay” – five months after Islamic State fighters ambushed and killed four U.S. soldiers in the African country, a defense official told Task & Purpose.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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