At least 18 people were reported killed by a suicide bomber in Syria, including two American service members, a Defense Department contractor, an American civilian worker, and Kurdish militia members. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in the Kurdish-held town of Manjib, 20 miles south of Turkey, saying a fighter "detonated an explosive vest" on Wednesday. The attack comes not long after President Trump announced a swift withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, declaring ISIS "defeated." Trump reportedly made the decision "hastily" after speaking with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey has threatened to attack the Kurds, who are allied with America to fight ISIS. U.S. officials said the service members were killed "while conducting a routine patrol."
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