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An American serviceman has died after being wounded by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria, officials have said.
The man was fatally injured near the town of Ayn Issa, the US military's central command said.
Around 300 US servicemen and women are on the ground in support of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting Islamic State militants near Raqqa.
In a statement, Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend said: "The entire counter-Islamic State coalition sends our condolences to this hero's family, friends and teammates.
"On this Thanksgiving, please be thankful that there are service members willing to take up the fight to protect our homeland from IS's hateful and brutal ideology."
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
And we get some gopro cam footage mounted on a British soldier YPG volunteer.
Unfortunately for the US-backed SDF, Kurdish fighters have not gained any ground since capturing Tall es-Seman two weeks ago. If one is to believe some reports, this is primarily due to the SDF having to fend off Turkish-backed attacks en route to Manbij city in neighbouring Aleppo province.