The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq says a U.S. service member has died in northern Syria. (Pictured: a US military vehicle travels in the town of Amuda, northern Syria April 29)
Task & Purpose: US Service Member Dies In Syria After A Vehicle Rollover Incident
An unnamed service member died May 26 in Syria after a vehicle rollover accident, the Department of Defense announced. It also has yet to release his service branch.
A spokesman from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement, that the service member “died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in northern Syria, May 26, 2017. Further information will be released as appropriate.”
This marks the third death for U.S. forces in Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton was killed by an IED in northern Syria. In March, Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin L. Bieren died from natural causes in the same region.
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