An Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist attack in the Syrian city of Manbij has killed four American and wounded three. The dead included two service members, one Department of Defence (DoD) civilian, and a DoD contractor. In addition, 13 civilians were killed and 18 wounded.

The attack took place early in the afternoon. The Americans were patrolling the area alongside French troops. As they passed a restaurant in a crowded street, a huge explosion spread mayhem.

“An explosion hit near a restaurant, targeting the Americans, and there were some forces from the Manbij Military Council with them,” said a bystander to Reuters.

Coalition helicopters landed on a nearby soccer field and evacuated the wounded Americans.