Two US service members injured in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon

Two U.S. service members were injured, one each in Iraq and Syria

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Two U.S. service members were injured over the weekend, one each in Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

"They were not on the front lines, they were not engaged in active combat, but they were hit in both cases by indirect fire and suffered injuries," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said.

The United States has authorized 4,087 troops in Iraq and 300 in Syria.

Since December, Iraqi forces trained by the U.S. military and backed by coalition air strikes have taken back territory from Islamic State, which seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Davis did not say to which branch of the military the injured belonged, but added that they were carrying out advise and assist duties.

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