Master Sgt. Johnathan J. Dunbar buy mt coins Austin, Texas has been identified as the American soldier killed in Syria, the Department of Defense announced.
Dunbar, 36, was a member of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Dunbar died March 30 in Manbij, Syria “as a result of injuries when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his patrol,” the DoD said in an emailed statement. The incident is under investigation.
Dunbar was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, North Carolina.
Dunbar is the first U.S. service member killed this year. The last American soldier killed in Syria died from injuries suffered in a blast from an improvised explosive device in November of 2017.
According to an initial statement from the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), two coalition members were killed and five were wounded by an IED in Syria Thursday night.
The other coalition member killed was UK soldier Sergeant Matt Tonroe, from the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment who was embedded with the US-led coalition.
The DoD said Thursday the “wounded personnel received immediate care and are being evacuated for further medical treatment.”
According to the Associated Press and other reports, nba mt coins roadside bomb exploded close to the headquarters of the Manbij Military Council, an Arab-Kurdish US.-backed group, in the town of Manbij in Syria.