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1 U.S. service member in stable condition after being wounded by al-Shabab attack in Somalia

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A U.S. service member was injured in Somalia this morning in an attack by the jihadi group Al-Shabab using a vehicle born explosive and mortars, according to U.S. Africa Command. The service member is in stable condition and receiving treatment for injuries not considered life-threatening, said Air Force Col. Christopher Karns, an AFRICOM spokesman. One […]

US service member found dead in Bahrain after noncombat-related incident

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A U.S. service member was found dead in Bahrain on Tuesday in a noncombat-related incident, the Marine Corps announced. The service member, whose name is being withheld until 24 hours of next of kin notification, was assigned to the Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5 Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 1st Lt. John Coppola, a spokesman for […]

US service member dies in Syria

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A U.S. service member died in Syria on Tuesday, according to military officials in the region. The individual, whose service branch hasn’t been released yet, was assigned to the Operation Inherent Resolve coalition. “Initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact,” reads a brief Inherent Resolve press release sent Tuesday afternoon. “The […]

Service member dies in non-combat incident in Erbil, Iraq

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A service member with Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve died in a non-combat related incident in Erbil, Iraq, May 4. The cause of death remains under investigation, but COVID-19 is not suspected, officials said in a media release. It is CJTF-OIR policy to defer casualty identification to the relevant national authorities after […]

Military member serving as Trump valet tests positive for coronavirus

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WASHINGTON — A member of the military serving as one of President Donald Trump’s valets has tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House said Thursday. It said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have since tested negative for the virus and “remain in good health.” It marked the latest coronavirus scare for the president, […]