US soldier dead after noncombatant incident in Kuwait

 A US soldier died in a non-combat incident at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, according to a US military press release.

The soldier's identity is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. The reasons for the death of the soldier are being investigated.

Camp Arifjan is a U.S. military installation just south of Kuwait City that houses Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. The installation is being conducted in Australia, Canada, Romania, Poland and the UK. Also hosts personnel of.

The soldier's death comes as US bases in the Middle East are on high alert after Hamas' October 7 attacks on Israel, which killed nearly 1,200 and injured hundreds more.

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In the months since, a broad coalition of militia groups backed by Iran has attacked US targets more than 160 times in retaliation for US support for Israel.

Last month, three US soldiers were killed in a drone strike on a US military base called Tower 22 in Jordan, near the border with Syria and Iraq. More than 40 soldiers were killed in the attack.

A US official later confirmed to Fox News Digital that the drone that killed three US soldiers was manufactured in Iran.

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