The Department of Defense identified an airman who died in the UAE on Friday as Captain Kelliann Leli (30) of Parlin, New Jersey.
He died in a “non-combat vehicle-related incident,” authorities said Saturday.
The Air Force will not provide further details while his death is being investigated.
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Leli supported Operation Freedom Sentinel and was assigned to the 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California.
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According to the Congressional Research Service, there are currently about 3,500 U.S. troops stationed in the United Arab Emirates.
The country is a key ally of the United States in the fight against Iran and is one of the first countries in the Gulf to normalize relations with Israel earlier this year.