Press Release | Jan. 16, 2019

Explosion Kills Four in Manbij


January 16, 2019

Release Number 20190116-01



TAMPA, Fla. - Two U.S. servicemembers, one Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and one contractor supporting DoD were killed and three servicemembers were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019.


Initial reports indicate an explosion caused the casualties, and the incident is under investigation.


In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the servicemembers are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.




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