U.S. soldier Etienne Murphy killed in accident in Syria


PUBLISHED Sat, May 27, 2017 - 12:43pm EDT
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U.S. soldier Etienne J. Murphy, of Loganville in Georgia, has been killed in a vehicle accident in northeast Syria, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Saturday. The incident is still under investigation. (more)





Spc. Murphy, who was 22 years old, was killed on Friday when a vehicle he was in rolled over in the Al-Hasakah region in Syria's northeast. Details about the exact circumstances of the accident have not been released.

"The incident is under investigation," the Pentagon said in a brief statement. Murphy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.

According to the Pentagon, a total of 41 American service members have been killed during Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), which is the U.S. military's name for operations against the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Of those who died, 11 were killed in action.

Other details were not immediately available.

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