North Carolina soldier dies in accident in Syria

A 22-year-old soldier from North Carolina has died in a rollover accident in Syria, the Defense Department said Saturday.


Spc. Antonio Moore, courtesy of the Department of Defense

Spc. Antonio I. Moore, 22, of Wilmington, died Friday in Deir ez Zor Province, Syria, while conducting route-clearing operations, the department said. The incident is under investigation.


Moore was assigned to 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, Knightdale, North Carolina.


According to military officials, about 750 U.S. troops are in eastern Syria.