Soldier killed in blast in Syria
The serving soldier died after being wounded in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Syria.
CENTCOM said the blast occurred near in the vicinity of Ayn Issa but gave no other details, adding that it would release more information "as appropriate."
The service member was part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. military operation combating ISIS in northern Iraq and Syria.
Lieutenant General Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force, said: "The entire counter-ISIL Coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates. ... read more
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