Roadside bomb responsible for death of U.S. serviceman

by Brendan Neal
edited by Bryce Johnson

 A United States service member in Iraq was killed by a roadside bomb, according to The New York Times.

 Another serviceman was injured by the blast. The Pentagon will not release the names of the victims or the location of the bomb at this this time, due to pending notification of the victims family members.

The two servicemen were fighting the Islamic State in Iraq when the bomb exploded.

Thirteen United States servicemen have been killed in Syria and Iraq, since 2014.

The Islamic State has been thrown into a frenzy over the past several days, the Times said, as the Iraqi Security Forces, along with the United States have been gaining back control of Iraq from the extremist Sunni group.

Iraqi forces have taken back the important cities of Mosul and Tal Afar recently.

(Photo: New York Times)

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