ISIS Killed A US Soldier? Pentagon Says Islamic State Claim Is False

By Greg Price

488017The Pentagon debunked a claim from the Islamic State group Monday that it had killed a U.S. soldier near the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling it an example of the militant group’s propaganda.

ISIS reportedly claimed on its official news site it had killed the U.S. serviceman Monday in the village of Gharatah Al-Sahhir, which is near the town of Manbij and some 58 miles from Aleppo, according to Arab world news site AMN. The statement also reportedly claimed the killing of nine members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, the Syrian forces opposing ISIS’ advances in the region.

But an Air Force spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the name given to the U.S. and Iraqi Security Force’s fight against ISIS, said on Twitter Monday that the terror group’s claim was false. A different spokesman for the Iraq operation responded to a request for comment from International Business Times by saying military officials were looking into the report, but he did not confirm or deny its veracity.

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SOURCES: News Now/IB Times

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.