IS conflict: US soldier killed in Syria blast
A US serviceman has been killed by an improvised explosive device while fighting against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, officials say.
The soldier, who has not been named, died after the device detonated in Ayn Issa, north of the IS stronghold Raqqa.
It is the first such death since US special forces deployed in Syria in October 2015.
Meanwhile at least 32 people have been killed in intense Syrian air strikes on rebel-held east Aleppo, monitors say.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors casualties, said the attack was one of the heaviest since Syrian... read more
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