US Service Members Die in Syria – level 2

25-01-2019 15:00

On Wednesday, US service members died in an explosion in Syria, and it is unclear how many people died in total.

However, Syrian news said that at least ten people died, including civilians. ISIS took responsibility for the explosion. Before the incident, only two US service members died in Syria.

Less than a month ago, US President Trump said that he would withdraw soldiers from Syria, and they started leaving last week.

Difficult words: service member (a person in a country’s military – a soldier), civilian (a person who is not in the military – a soldier), withdraw (remove).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this news?


News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos