2 US service members, 2 US civilians killed in Syria blast


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.

The victims were killed in a terror attack explosion reportedly carried out by ISIS. Defense officials say the incident is under investigation.

The moment of the blast was caught on video.

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.