WASHINGTON — An American service member in Iraq was killed on Sunday by an improvised roadway bomb, the Pentagon stated Monday.
A second service member was injured, the Protection Division stated. Pentagon officers declined to launch the identities of the victims or the placement of the bombing, pending notification of relations.
Protection Division officers stated that the 2 service members have been concerned within the ongoing combat in opposition to the Islamic State in Iraq. For the reason that struggle in opposition to the Islamic State started in 2014, 13 American service members have been killed in Iraq and Syria.
Protection Division officers stated in current days that the Islamic State had been thrown into disarray by continued coalition assaults, and that the Iraqi Safety Forces, backed by america, have been nicely on their strategy to reclaiming a lot of the nation again from the extremist Sunni group.
In current months, Iraqi forces have taken again the vital cities of Mosul and Tal Afar.