, , , , , ,

ALEPPO, SYRIA (12:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) claimed their forces killed an American soldier near the northeastern Aleppo town of Menbeij on Monday morning.

According to the statement released by the Islamic State’s official media wing “Al-‘Amaq,” the terrorist group killed the American soldier at the village of Gharatah Al-Saghir after a violent battle near Menbeij.

In addition to killing the American soldier, the Islamic State alleged that their forces killed 9 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) at Gharatah Al-Saghir.

ISIS typically refers to all fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as “PKK militants”; this is why they used that acronym  in their statement.

The Pentagon has yet to comment on this Islamic State claim.