(Syria) – The U.S. soldier killed in a roadside explosion in Syria is being identified. The Department of Defense says Master Sergeant Jonathan Dunbar was killed alongside a British serviceman Friday after an IED exploded near their patrol. Five others were injured in the blast. The 36-year-old from Austin, Texas began his military service in 2005, and had deployed once to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. His death is the second U.S. combat death to happen in Syria.
The attack happened a day after President Trump told a group of union workers in Ohio of his intentions to get out of Syria. The Trump administration froze 200-million-dollars of aid promised to the country.