Islamic State kills US Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

May 4, 2016 7:33 AM

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STUTTGART – The officials said that Islamic State militants killed a US Navy SEAL in northern Iraq after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a US-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to degrade and destroy Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict. “It is a combat death, of course, and a very sad loss,” US Defence Secret...

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