US Troops Killed During Combat Operations In Iraq

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

"Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured conducting combat operations in northern Iraq, Aug. 13, 2017", the U.S. Central Command said in a statement posted on its website.

The United States military says two of its servicemen have been killed while carrying out combat operations in northern Iraq, but it has ruled out the role of "enemy contact" in their death.

In a statement, the US -led global coalition Operation Inherent Resolve said initial reports indicated the incident was not due to contact with enemy forces; it is under investigation.

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

The Coalition, made up of dozens of countries, has been active since 2014, fighting a mainly aerial campaign against IS. "There are no words to describe the respect I have for you and the sorry I have for your loss".

The fatalities bring the number of US service members killed in 2017 while taking part of OIR up to nine, according to Stars and Stripes.

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