Watch MSNBC’s Animated Re-Creation of Deadly Niger Attack (Video)

The footage includes a simulation of a dramatic live firefight, planes flying to their destination and grainy footage of real people in between

While military investigators continue to try and piece together what exactly happened in Niger that led to the death of four U.S. servicemen, computer wizards at NBC wasted no time putting together their own interpretation — in the form of some animated B-roll.

While bits and pieces of the animation have percolated throughout MSNBC and NBC coverage of the tragedy, viewers on “Morning Joe” were treated to a lengthy bit of it on Tuesday morning.

The footage includes a rendering of a dramatic live firefight, missile-toting planes flying to their destination and grainy footage of real people in between.

Media outlets have been focused on the October 4 attack since President Donald Trump’s condolence call to the widow of one of the fallen soldiers, Sgt. La David Johnson, which has dominated much of the national conversation over the last week.

Earlier this month, MSNBC host Ari Melber was critical of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for conducting a “virtual” tour of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

“There is no substitute for really talking with someone, and really going somewhere, and really doing something,” said Melber in a clip — which executives apparently liked so much they spun the moment into a promotional ad for the channel.

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