US Service Members Die in Syria – level 1

25-01-2019 15:00

On Wednesday, US service members die in an explosion in Syria. People are not sure how many people die.

Syrian news says that at least ten people die. ISIS claims responsibility for the explosion. Before this happens, only two US service members die in Syria.

US President Trump recently says that he wants to remove US troops from Syria. Troops start to leave last week.

Difficult words: service member (a person in a country’s military – a soldier), claim responsibility (say that you do something), troops (a group of soldiers or service members).

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