US Soldier in Kuwait Dies After Non-Combat Incident

Convoys drive to Camp Beuhring, Kuwait
Convoys drive to Camp Beuhring, Kuwait, as U.S. forces depart Iraq in 2011. (Kathryn Whittenberger/U.S. Navy)

A U.S. soldier deployed in Kuwait died Thursday, the Defense Department announced.

The soldier's name is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. The incident happened at Camp Buehring and is under investigation, according to the announcement. It is unclear what led to the soldier's death.

Kuwait is used for training and a staging area for combat operations in other countries in the region, including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The news came shortly after the announcement that a Louisiana National Guard soldier died after a separate non-combat incident in Syria. First Sgt. Casey Hart, 42, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. WAFB 9, a Baton Rouge news outlet, reported that Hart went into cardiac arrest while running last month.

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