Air Force civilian dies in non-combat incident in Qatar

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An Air Force civilian has died at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in a "non-combat related incident," U.S. Air Forces Central Command announced on Friday.

Jason P. Zaki, 32, died on Wednesday while deployed to the 609th Air Operations Center from the Pentagon, an AFCENT news release says.

Zaki was serving as an intelligence analyst in support of military operations in the U.S. Central Command theater of operations.

No information about the circumstances of his death was immediately available.

"Jason was a noble American serving his nation while deployed as a 609th Air Operations Center civilian intelligence analyst at Al Udeid Air Base," Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, commander of AFCENT, said in a news release. "Jason was a dedicated professional who exemplified the American spirit and was a tremendously valuable member of our team -- he will be dearly missed."