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U.S. Service Member Dies In Blast Outside Mosul

Saturday's death is the second American fatality since the Mosul operation to drive out ISIS began.
An Iraqi security forces mechanical digger operates next to buildings destroyed during fighting in west Mosul. A U.S. service member was killed in an explosion outside the city on April 29. Source: Carl Court

A U.S. service member died Saturday from wounds sustained in an explosion outside Mosul, Iraq, according to a statement from the U.S military.

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