Car accident: U.S. soldier killed in Syria

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French troops based in Abidjan and a soldier from Ivory Coast's Republican Forces carry a soldier during a military exercise (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)
French troops based in Abidjan and a soldier from Ivory Coast's Republican Forces carry a soldier during a military exercise (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

The U.S. Department of Defense on Saturday said that one U.S. soldier was killed in a car accident in Syria.

“Specialist Etienne Murphy, 22, of Loganville, Georgia died May 26, in Al-Hasakah, Syria, of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover related incident,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

The statement did not specify whether Murphy was conducting a military operation, but said it will investigate the incident.

Pentagon said Murphy was assigned to First Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, which according to media reports, was dispatched to Syria in March. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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