US service member killed in Iraq by ISIS militants

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IRAQ — An American service member was killed in Iraq in combat against ISIS about thirty kilometers north of Mosul, according to a U.S. official.

The person was an adviser to Peshmerga forces, but was back a bit from the front lines, as is standard practice. The enemy broke through the front lines of the Peshmerga and the American was killed in resulting firefight.

The U.S. responded with an F15s and drones which dropped more than 20 bombs, according to the U.S. official.

The person’s name hasn’t been released, but he’s believed to be the first American soldier directly killed by ISIS in Iraq.

There’s no word on any Americans wounded.

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