The Address | Benghazi – Libya
MANBIJ – A number of US troops have been killed in a reported suicide bomb attack in Syria claimed by the ISIS terrorist group, the US military says.
ISIS said one of its militants detonated an explosive vest next to a US patrol in the Kurdish-held town of Manbij.
A Kurdish news agency reported that three US soldiers, a local security officer and nine civilians died. Wednesday’s explosion occurred at a restaurant near Manbij’s main market.
Later, a spokesperson for the US-led multinational coalition against IS tweeted: “U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria today.”
Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the US would begin pulling out all its 2,000 troops from Syria because ISIS had been “defeated”.