29 Apr '17, 7pm

BREAKING: The Pentagon says an explosive device has killed a U.S. servicemember outside Mosul

BAGHDAD — A U.S. servicemember in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon. The Pentagon said the servicemember died from wounds sustained in an "explosive device blast," stating further information would be released as appropriate. Saturday's incident marks the second American military fatality since the start of the Mosul operation against the Islamic State group more than six months ago. In October, just days after the operation to retake Mosul was formally launched, Navy chief petty officer Jason C. Finan, 34, of Anaheim, California died of wounds sustained in a roadside bomb attack north of Mosul. Finan was part of a team of advisers assisting Iraq's Kurdish fighters known as the Peshmerga. The Pentagon has acknowledged more than 100 U.S. special operations forces are operating with Iraqi units in...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/pentagon-blast-k...

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