A 25-year-old woman US Air Force lieutenant stationed in the United Arab Emirates supporting a US-led operation against the Islamic State has died from a “non-combat-related injury”.
“1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, of Miami, Florida, died on July 18 in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury”, the Department of Defense said in a statement.
She was found dead in her room on Monday in Abu Dhabi and authorities were investigating the cause of her death, the Miami Herald reported.
The Department of Defense told the paper that Tobar was in the UAE supporting a US-led ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’ against the Islamic State militants.
Tobar was assigned to the Fourth Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
According to the Air Force Times, the maintenance squadron is responsible for maintaining the equipment for the largest F-15E Strike Eagle fighter wing in the Air Force. The squadron has 600 personnel.
She was in Abu Dhabi when she was found dead.