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Member of U.S. military dies in explosion in Syria

U.S. officials said Thursday that an American service member in Syria has died from wounds suffered in the blast of a roadside bomb.

A statement from the public affairs office of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said the explosion took place in the vicinity of Ayn Issa in northern Syria.

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No other information about the explosion or the victim was released.

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U.S. troops are part of a multination effort to fight the Islamic State group in the region.

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