WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Savage was severely injured by Daesh bombardment and died from his injuries on August 10, the statement said. The YPG noted that he had been helping civilians to escape from Manbij.
Savage is the fourth US citizen to be killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. On July 21, the YPG announced that Nevada-born volunteer Levi Jonathan Shirley was killed in the Manbij operation.
The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recaptured Manbij on August 13 after a 73-day campaign against Daesh, which is outlawed in the United States, Russia and many other nations.