US soldier dead after non-combat incident in Kuwait
A United States soldier died in a non-combat incident at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to a US Army press release.
The soldier’s identity is being withheld at this time until the next of kin has been notified. The cause of the soldier’s death is being investigated.
Camp Arifjan, a US Army base just south of Kuwait City, is home to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. The installation also hosts workers from Australia, Canada, Romania, Poland and the UK
The soldier’s death comes as US bases in the Middle East are on high alert following the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel that killed around 1,200 people and wounded hundreds more.
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In the months since, a broad coalition of Iranian-backed militia groups has attacked US targets more than 160 times in exchange for US support for Israel.
Last month, three US soldiers were killed in a drone attack on a US military base in Jordan known as Tower 22, near the border with Syria and Iraq. More than 40 soldiers were killed in the attack.
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A US official later confirmed to Fox News Digital that the drone that killed the three American soldiers was made in Iran.