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Two US-led Coalition vehicles damaged in Deir Ezzor explosion

Coalition denies reports American soldiers were killed in the blast

Two U.S.-led Coalition vehicles were damaged in an explosion in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province but there were no casualties as a result of the blast, a spokesperson said.

“Two armor-plated Coalition vehicles were damaged by a blast in Dayr az Zawr province, but there were no casualties,” a Coalition spokesperson told The Defense Post on Thursday, July 5.

“We have no further information to offer,” they added.

The spokesperson described “reports alleging Coalition casualties” as “inaccurate.”

Earlier, Deir Ezzor 24 reported that two U.S. soldiers were killed in a July 4 Islamic State roadside bomb explosion, which they said targeted a joint Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition patrol in al Namliyah village, near al Suwar in Deir Ezzor province.

Deir Ezzor 24 said that the blast was followed by “clashes” between members of the patrol and ISIS fighters, who eventually fled into the desert.

ISIS’s Amaq news agency later claimed that four U.S. soldiers were killed in the attack.

The area was captured from ISIS by the SDF supported by the Coalition late last year.

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