U.S. Service Member Is Killed in Northern Iraq in Fight With ISIS

May 3, 2016 1:01 PM

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WASHINGTON — An American service member was killed in northern Iraq on Tuesday morning — the third to die in combat since a United States-led coalition began fighting the Islamic State in Iraq in 2014. It was also the third such death in combat since the American troop withdrawal from Iraq in 2011.

The death occurred around 9:30 a.m., when enemy forces north of Mosul penetrated the front lines of the Kurdish pesh merga militias, which are fighting alongside the coalition against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The service member, who was conducting “advise and assist” duties in ...

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