American soldier dies in Abu Dhabi

Warrant Officer Travis R Tamayo, 32, of Brownsville, Texas, died in Abu Dhabi in what the DOD reported as “a non-combat-related incident.”

An American soldier died in the UAE on September 16, the United States Department of Defence has confirmed.

Warrant Officer Travis R Tamayo, 32, of Brownsville, Texas, died in Abu Dhabi in what the DOD reported as “a non-combat-related incident.”

Tamayo was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion.

He was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the US military campaign against ISIL which takes place both in Iraq and Syria. It has been in effect since August 21, 2016.

The incident is currently under investigation.

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Published: September 19, 2016 04:00 AM

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