SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, (THEWILL) – Four Americans, including two troops, were among those killed in a suicide attack in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday, the Pentagon said.
The other deceased persons were civilians working with the Department of Defence.
“Two US service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DoD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij,” the US military’s Central Command said in a statement.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several other people, including local civilians, were killed in the blast.
Islamic state is suspected to be responsible for the attack.