US service member killed in blast in Syria

Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters carry their weapons as they walk near the town of Tel al-Saman in the northern rural area of Raqqa, Syria November 17, 2016. (Reuters)

A member of the US military died from his wounds Thursday after a blast caused by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria, the US military’s central command said.

The man was wounded by the explosion in the vicinity of Ayn Issa, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the US-led coalition fighting the ISIS group, was quoted as saying in a CENTCOM statement. The victim’s identity was not released.


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