World Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

18:35  13 august  2017
18:35  13 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Two U . S . service members were killed and five others injured in an unclear incident in northern Iraq , Operation Inherent Resolve announced early Sunday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U . S . service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said. In a statement, the military said initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact. It said the incident was being investigated.

Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said, adding that initial reports indicated the incident was not due to enemy contact.

In a statement the military said the incident was under investigation. The service members were part of a U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.

"The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates," said Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.

"I hope there is some small solace in knowing their loss has meaning for our country and all the nations of the Coalition as the fallen service members were fighting to defeat a truly evil enemy and to protect our homelands."

(Reporting by Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Alison Williams, Greg Mahlich)

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