Stars and Stripes stripes.com 01 Jan, 2021 15:45 am

Remembering US troops who died in Iraq and Syria in 2020

Remembering US troops who died in Iraq and Syria in 2020
The eight deaths last year bring to 99 the number of American troops who have died while taking part in the U.S.-led coalition battling ISIS since it began a little over six years ago.

, was killed Wednesday, March 11, 2020, during a rocket attack in Iraq.All four combat deaths happened in March, two during an operation against ISIS in northern Iraq and two in a rocket attack on Camp Taji, near Baghdad.A British soldier was also killed and 14 troops were wounded in the rocket attack, which the Pentagon has blamed on pro-Iran Shiite militias., died March 11 as the result of a rocket attack on Camp Taji, Iraq, that also killed Army Spc.

, a member of the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, was promoted to specialist following his death on March 11 in the rocket attack on Camp Taji.Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias, 27, of Hanford, Calif.

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