According to United States Central Command a soldier of the United States Army was killed not far from the Syrian city of Ain Issa about 50 km to the north of Raqqa. Currently all the details of this incident are being investigated, but we have already known that the Special Operations Forces member who died Thursday was killed by an improvised explosive device.
U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve commander Lt. General Stephen J Townsend has expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased soldier. It’s the first time that the US military command acknowledged the losses of life in Syria. It should be noted that more than 300 soldiers of the United States Army currently is involved in combat, according to official data but the real number of victims remains unknown.
Despite the fact that the Obama’s administration was repeatedly warned that the military campaign in Syria can’t be without casualties, the death of a US citizen once again proves how dangerous the ground campaign in Syria and Iraq which Americans secretly intervened is.