Fourth US Service Member Dies in a Non-Combat Incident Overseas This Month

In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier, left, sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S. soldier, left, sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A U.S. service member has died in a non-combat incident in northern Syria.

Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced Monday that the service member's identity will be withheld until next of kin are notified.

The U.S. has roughly 2,000 troops stationed alongside local forces in the region to continue fighting remnants of Islamic State, according to The Associated Press.

This marks the fourth non-combat death in the region in recent weeks.

Spc. Michael T. Osorio, 20, from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, died April 23 in Taji, Iraq, officials said in a release at the time.

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, from Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, 24, of Richmond, New Hampshire, died April 19 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

All the incidents remain under investigation.

-- Oriana Pawlyk can be reached at oriana.pawlyk@military.com. Follow her on Twitter at @Oriana0214.

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