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A Soldier Killed Last Week In Syria Has Been Identified As A 36-Year-Old From Austin

Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar of Austin, Texas, died Friday after the IED detonated near his patrol

A soldier killed last week in Syria has been identified as a 36-year-old from Austin.

The Associated Press reports Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar died Friday as a result of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol in Manbij, near the Turkish border.

The attack also killed a member of the British armed forces, and wounded five other people.

The U.S.-led coalition released a statement Saturday saying that forces were conducting a mission to kill or capture a known member of the Islamic State when they encountered the roadside bomb.

Dunbar was assigned to the headquarters of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is the fourth American service member to die in Syria since the U.S. began attacking I.S. militants there in September 2014.

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