A member of the US military was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq on Thursday, officials said, as Iraqi forces in the region continued their push on Mosul.

US defense officials did not immediately identify the service member, or say whether he or she was one of the more than 100 US troops advising Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga as they advance toward Mosul, the Islamic State group’s last stronghold, on multiple fronts.

The US-led coalition fighting IS said in a statement that further information would be released “as appropriate” — additional details often depend on when family members are notified of the death.
An unnamed US official cited by CNN said the service member was medevaced off the battlefield but later died from the wounds.
No other US troops were wounded, CNN said.

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