30 Mar '18, 7pm

American, British soldiers killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria's Manbij: Pentagon

American, British soldiers killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria's Manbij: Pentagon

Two members of the US-led anti-jihadist coalition -- an American and a Briton -- were killed by an improvised explosive device in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, US and British officials said Friday. Five other coalition service personnel were wounded, the Pentagon said. The attack in Manbij happened late Thursday -- the day US President Donald Trump said he would pull forces out of Syria "very soon." "Two coalition personnel were killed and five were wounded by an improvised explosive device in Syria" at around midnight (2100 GMT), the coalition said in a statement which gave no further details about the victims. A Pentagon official, speaking later on condition of anonymity, identified one of them as being American. Britain's defence ministry confirmed the second fatality came from within its ranks. "The individual was embedded with US forces on a counter-Daesh operat...

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