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    The Pentagon is investigating the death of a 32-year-old serviceman in the United Arab Emirates.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A US army soldier serving as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq has died in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a result of a non-combat-related incident, the US Department of Defense said Sunday.

    "Warrant Officer Travis R. Tamayo, 32, of Brownsville, Texas, died Sept. 16 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation," the Department of Defense said in a statement published on its website.

    Tamayo was serving with 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia. The unit specializes in counterintelligence and its personnel are trained in counter-terrorist Human Intelligence Gathering.

    Operation Inherent Resolve is the US military intervention against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The operation is part of a wider US-led coalition campaign, which in September 2014 began to carry out anti-Daesh airstrikes in Syria without the consent of the Syrian government.

    Daesh, a militant jihadist group outlawed in many countries, including the United States and Russia, overran parts of Syria and Iraq in 2014.


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