The small, if not always totally certain number of US ground troops in Syria has meant they’ve mostly remained off the front lines, embedded with the Kurdish YPG. The first death among US soldiers in the country was reported today near Kurdish-held Ayn Issa, north of Raqqa.
The soldier was wounded in an IED blast near Ayn Issa, and did not survive. Centcom confirmed the incident but did not offer any particular details on what the soldier was doing at the time. Kurdish forces are advancing southward from Ayn Issa toward Raqqa, however.
While the first US military death in Syria, it’s also the second death in as many months in anti-ISIS offensives, with another soldier killed near northern Iraq’s city of Mosul. In similar fashion, that soldier was killed in a roadside bomb while embedded with Kurdish troops.
Exact numbers of US soldiers in Syria aren’t generally reported by the Pentagon, and whenbthey are, they are rarely accurate. The estimations are that a few hundred troops are in the country, overwhelmingly in the northwest.
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I’d bet that many others have died, but it just hasn’t been admitted…
Soliders are poor guys. Wasting their life for nothing.
Wasting their lives for ISRAEL and the Banks
It is illegal for the US to have military personnel in Syria, as secular Syria did not invite the US in, and Congress did not declare war against secular Syria.
As I also ask people when discussing secular Syria, can you name anything that secular Syria has done against the US (or EU nation)?
“War by DECEPTION “( MOtto of Mossad) for Israel, at America’s expense
What would Americans do if Chinese or Russian Special Forces were caught wondering around say Montana helping foreign mercenary forces to overthrow Washington? Let me guess….give them a drivers license and tell them to go vote for Hillary……..The hypocrisy, not to mention the blatant criminality of America’s illegal war in Syria is a disgrace. And considering that it is being done for the benefit of Israel it is treason and those supporting it should be treated accordingly.
No word on whether he was wearing boots or not?
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