23/07/2020

U.S. soldier dies in non-combat accident in North and East Syria

HASAKAH, Syria — On Tuesday, U.S. forces in Syria announced the death of a member of the joint task force Operation Inherent Resolve in the northern countryside of Hasakah.

“The accident occurred when an armored vehicle overturned while conducting a military patrol in the northern countryside of Al-Hasakah,” the U.S. statement read, adding that, “the death occurred in a non-combat accident.” An investigation into the incident has been opened.

There have been four combat and five non-combat deaths during the Inherent Resolve mission this year, with all of the combat deaths occurring in Iraq.