The Defense Department on Sunday released the name of the soldier who died this weekend in a non-combat-related incident in Jordan.

Spc. Isiah Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, died Saturday. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Booker, who was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, was killed while operating construction equipment.

The incident is under investigation, and no further details were released Sunday.

The U.S. military typically maintains about 2,000 U.S. forces on the ground in Jordan to support training with the Jordanian military and operations against the Islamic State in neighboring Iraq and Syria. 

According to the Congressional Research Service, U.S. assets there include a contingent of U.S. Air Force F-16s and a Patriot missile battery near Jordan's northern border with Syria.

Booker's death comes just two months after three other 5th Special Forces Group soldiers were killed in Jordan.

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen, Staff Sgt. Kevin McEnroe and Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, all Green Berets with 5th Group, were killed Nov. 4 after they reportedly came under fire while entering a Jordanian military base. That incident is still under investigation.

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