November 2016: First U.S. Casualty in Syria
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- First U.S. Casualty in Syria
- On November 24, 2016, the first U.S. casualty occurs in Syria. The Associated Press reports the service member as Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, who worked for the U.S. Special Forces stationed in Syria. Dayton dies from wounds sustained by an ISIS IED. The attack occurs in Ayn Issa, 30 miles north of ISIS's self-declared capital of Raqqa. Defense Secretary Ash Carter states, "I am deeply saddened by the news on this Thanksgiving Day that one of our brave service members has been killed in Syria while protecting us from the evil of ISIS."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Steve Ruark