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US service member killed by IED in Syria

Posted at 2:00 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-24 17:11:15-05
BEIRUT -- U.S. officials say an American service member in Syria has died from wounds suffered in a blast from an improvised explosive device.
 
A statement released Thursday by the public affairs office of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve says the explosion took place in the vicinity of Ayn Issa in northern Syria.
 
No other information about the explosion or the victim was released.
 
U.S. troops are part of a multination effort to fight the Islamic State group in the region.