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    According to the Pentagon spokesman, two US soldiers sustained injuries in Iraq and Syria in non-combat operations.

    Particle debris ignites as a test slug exits the Office of Naval Research (ONR) 32 MJ (megajoules) Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) laboratory launcher located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Two US soldiers sustained injuries in Iraq and Syria in non-combat operations over the weekend, Department of Defense spokesman Jeff Davis told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "There were two injuries to US service members over the weekend, both by indirect fire. One incident was in Iraq, one in Syria. Both were behind the forward line of troops," Davis said.

    A US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq since summer 2014. The terror group is outlawed in the United States and Russia, among many other countries.

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