Member of UK armed forces killed by explosive device in Syria

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A member of the UK armed forces has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria.

The individual was with US forces on a counter-Daesh operation when the incident happened yesterday, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

An American soldier was also killed and five other soldiers were injured by a blast while deployed against IS – also called Daesh.

The explosion is reported to have taken place in the town of Manbij, 60 miles north east of Aleppo and close to the border with Turkey.

A spokesperson for the MOD said: “It is with regret that we must confirm that a member of the UK Armed Forces was killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria yesterday.

“The individual was embedded with US forces on a counter-Daesh operation when the incident occurred.

“The family has been notified and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“We cannot confirm any further details at this stage.”



Source

World News

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