Photo: Senior Airman Clayton Cupit/U.S. Air Force

Exercise Flintlock 2018 participants ride onboard a C-130H Hercules from the West Virginia Air National Guard April 11, 2018, at Diori Hamani International Airport, Niger. Approximately 1,900 service members from more than 20 African and western partner nations are participating in Flintlock 2018 at multiple locations in Niger, Burkina Faso, and Senegal. / jihadism in burkina faso