U.S. soldier dies in accident in Syria

FILE: The Defense Department says a U.S. soldier is dead after an accident in Syria. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - The Defense Department says a U.S. soldier is dead after an accident in Syria.

He’s identified as Army Specialist Antonio I. Moore of Wilmington, North Carolina.

The government says he died in a "rollover accident."

Saturday's media release explains he was conducting "route clearing operations."

Activists say violence continues to break out in northeast Syria, the last rebel-held territory, despite a ceasefire in the region

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