American soldier killed near Erbil

Early reports coming in on the death of an American soldier after the Islamic State allegedly shelled a camp in Makhmur, Iraqi Kurdistan.

It is part of Makhmur District in Erbil Governorate. The Islamic State has taken credit for the death on multiple social media platforms. The claim states they shelled a camp in the area housing US troops with artillery fire.

Colonel Steve Warren offered his condolences on Twitter and a subsequent statement was officially released as pictured below.



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