Defense Department: Soldier dies in accident in Syria
A 22- year-old soldier from North Carolina has passed away in a rollover mishap in Syria, the Defense Department said Saturday.
Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, of Wilmington, passed away Friday in Deir ez Zor Province, Syria, while performing route-clearing operations, the department said. The event is under examination.
Moore was appointed to 363 rd Engineer Battalion, 411 th Engineer Brigade, Knightdale, North Carolina
According to military officials, about 750 U.S. troops are in eastern Syria.