U.S. Loses First Service Member Fighting in Syria

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U.S. Loses First Service Member Fighting in Syria

© AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed

The US Central Command announced Thursday that a US soldier had died from injuries sustained by ISIS booby trap near Ain Issa in northern Raqqa.

“I am deeply saddened by the news on this Thanksgiving Day that one of our brave servicemembers has been killed in Syria while protecting us from the evil of ISIL,” US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement on the issue. “It is a painful reminder of the dangers our men and women in uniform face around the world to keep us safe.”

US Special Forces servicemen are massively presented along with the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” that claim to advance on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Despite this, the SDF and its US allies have been unable to isolate the city.

According to the Pentagon, the SDF is now within about 12 miles of Raqqa.

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  • Daniel Martin

    Officially first U.S “moderate” down in Syria, but I’m sure that there are a lot more unofficially …

  • Tom kauser

    Mission accomplished

  • ddearborn

    Hmmm

    So the unofficial war to support terrorism in the Middle East is now official. America is aiding and abetting known terrorists in murdering women and children, destroying villages, towns and cities and trying to bring down a duly democratically elected Syrian government. At least the American people can no longer deny that the enemy isn’t “Muslim extremists” or religious fundamentalism, it is our own government in Washington who sold out to Israel decades ago. Anyone who believes that our Israeli centric foreign policy, which has been firmly in place since 2001m doesn’t by definition require putting Israel and Israelis ahead of American and Americans, and that is not treason is either a liar, mentally impaired or just plain stupid.

  • Divesh Kumar

    Seems US has been mired into this quagmire. Democrats have already been punished by American public for doing all the bad deeds all over the world. Time for US to realize & repent their covert and illegal deeds in Syria. ………..

    • Joseph Scott

      It’s really not just a Democrat thing. Republicans and Democrats are two factions of the same club, pursuing the exact same foreign policy for at least 50 years. Most of their public differences are just part of a bait and switch routine to keep the American public from paying attention to their real agenda.