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US leadership: the killing of a US soldier in northern Iraq [Extended]
[Where - Baghdad] 
announced the US Joint Command, on Tuesday, a US soldier killed by enemy fire in northern Iraq.
The leadership said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] that " the soldiers of its soldiers were killed by enemy fire Aldaasha near the city of Arbil in northern Iraq." 
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters in Stuttgart , Germany , on Tuesday that a US soldier was killed in northern Iraq. 
He added that the soldier died during a combat operation and that "this loss is very heavy." 
he gave no details of Carter for the soldier but said the incident occurred near Erbil
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Steve Warren's "Khandan": the death of a US soldier in northern Iraq


PM: 01: 04: 03/05/2016Khandan




Khandan - Colonel Steve Warren , a spokesman for the international coalition said the "Khandan", said the soldier was American was killed Tuesday in northern Iraq. He said Warren, that the US soldier was killed two hours before the far north of Iraq, noting that attempts were underway to gather information about the incident. The "Daash" terrorist groups had on Tuesday launched an offensive against the Peshmerga forces from several directions. Although the coalition spokesman did not specify the location where the American soldier was killed, but several sources in the Peshmerga forces confirmed that US special force has the backing of the Peshmerga in battles that erupted in Tlsagv.

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Good Lord please take this soldier to his rightful place in Heaven. Please comfort his family and let them know that his death was not in vain , for they protect us Lord and they carry your cross so that your children may find their way home as well. Thanks American Soldier.....Amen :salute::praying:

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Battle Where American Serviceman Was Killed in Iraq [RAW VIDEO]                         

Published on May 3, 2016

The video shows a battle near Irbil, Iraq, against ISIS forces but does not show the frontline where the serviceman was killed.

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US official reveals details on the attack that killed the American soldier


AM: 07: 16: 04/05/2016Khandan





Pentagon Khandan - An official at the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), details on the attack , which he described as "coordinated and complex," which was carried out by the organization "Daash" terrorist target belonging to the Peshmerga forces base that killed a soldier the US Navy is working as a consultant. Detecting and between the US official said in a statement network CNN US that about 100 items of "Daash" used in the attack a number of vehicles and car bombs along with bulldozers to break into established on the front lines barriers. He said the US official that the elements of the terrorist organization were able to drive their vehicles a distance of up to between three and five kilometers the base of the Peshmerga forces ,where the presence of a number of US Navy elements in a temporary visit within their work as advisers. the US Secretary of defense Ashton Carter, told reporters during a visit to Germany that the soldier died during a combat operation , which caused "deep sorrow we have." it also quoted "Reuters "a US military official as saying that the deceased members of the special operations of the US marine Corps forces. US military official said coalition forces helped Peshmerga in repelling the attack with air support from F-15 and drones. the official , who asked not to be named , said the soldier American killed , "direct fire" from "Daash."

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Spokesman Describes Battle That Left Navy SEAL Dead in Iraq

By Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media Activity


ISIL troop-carrying vehicles have no standardization, he said. “This is a nonstandard military force that we're facing,” he said, “so it's a little bit of everything, … [and] we've destroyed 20 of them.”

ISIL moves into battle with vehicles the coalition calls “technicals,” Warren said, an all-encompassing term for homemade gun trucks. “They throw together these … ‘Jed Clampett’ [vehicles], bolt a machine gun onto the hood of a pickup truck, Gremlin or whatever they can find with four wheels and an engine,” he said.

“When they are back on their heels, they often will try a high-profile, high-visibility attack to gain some attention,” he told reporters.

Operation Inherent Resolve officials believe the attack is likely linked to a string of recent ISIL defeats and ongoing pressure, Warren said, adding that such a pattern has been observed.

ISIL Enters Battle in ‘Technicals’

“Coalition air responded with 31 strikes taken by 11 manned aircraft and two drones,” he said. “Air power destroyed 20 enemy vehicles, two truck bombs, three mortar systems [and] one bulldozer, [and] 58 ISIL terrorists were killed.”

No other coalition or American forces were injured, he said, but he added that both medical evacuation helicopters were damaged by small-arms fire. The peshmerga casualty numbers are not yet known, Warren said.

With several peshmerga outposts in the area, the force rapidly generated its series of counterattack forces, which numbered in the hundreds for the counterattack and regained control of Tal Asquf, Warren added.

“We think there were at least 125 enemy fighters involved in this fairly complicated, complex attack. So it was a big fight -- one of the largest we've seen recently,” the colonel said.

ISIL Attack Was Large-Scale

“Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to that American service member and his family,” Warren said. “He is an American hero. This is a reminder of the risk our men and women face every day supporting the fight against ISIL.”



Marines assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., provide 360-degree security as part of a quick-reaction force team exercise, Feb. 11, 2015. A Navy SEAL quick-reaction force member was killed May 3, 2016, during an intense battle when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters attacked peshmerga forces in Iraq. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez

Marines assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., provide 360-degree security as part of a quick-reaction force team exercise, Feb. 11, 2015. A Navy SEAL quick-reaction force member was killed May 3, 2016, during an intense battle when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters attacked peshmerga forces in Iraq. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez

Keating was struck by direct fire shortly after 9:30 a.m., and though he was evacuated within what Warren called the “all-important golden hour” between being wounded and receiving medical treatment, his wound was not survivable.

“It is a group of very well-armed, very well-equipped, very well-trained American service members whose mission is to stand by, stand at the ready, when American forces are operating,” he said.

“ISIL forces breached the peshmerga forward lines,” he said. “At [7:50 a.m.], the Americans there became involved in the ensuing firefight and called in a quick-reaction force,” he said.

In a teleconference briefing with Pentagon reporters from Baghdad, Warren said Keating responded to the ISIL attack on the peshmerga forces as part of a U.S. quick-reaction force in the village of Tal Asquf at about 7:30 a.m.

Defense Department officials today identified the Navy SEAL as Petty Officer 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV, 31, of San Diego.

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 — The Navy SEAL killed in a battle yesterday with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters responded to an early attack on peshmerga units about 2 miles behind the forward line of troops, Army Col. Steven Warren, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said today.




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Loser state dept QUIT CALLING THEM THAT "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant"  (ISIL)  YOUR GIVING THEM ACKNOWLEDGMENT.    Notice that the pres keeps calling them ISIL instead of ISIS.  He is giving creed to their goal of converting the world or die.  Daash will do just fine since they hate to be called that.   I get a cringe itn my ear every time I hear anyone call them isil.   It's an evil poison that when I hear it I hear the screams of all those mislead folks who didn't know the son has already died for redemption, but they think their sons have to die for redemption.  didn't they get it when they read about abraham and moses.  It was never enough blood of the lambs, rams, etc etc.    These folks who want to start the end times don't have no faith in their god al lah cause if al lah wanted to rid the world of jews and christians he wouldn't need humans to do it.  Noah, flood.  Sodom & Gommorah.   It is sadening that many are misled into helping this movement of murder and being told they can go to paradise and take family members with them and all along they are saying their god is love.  Love does not murder.  Love does not hate your neighbor.  Love does not rape and kidnap.   I wonder how many have grown a conscience and questioned love and did some serious critical thinking about the barbarian nature of this movement.  Obviously, not enough.   It's like maliki, I can't believe he is still walking free, and I can't believe that the Islamic world has not taken care of this cancer.   Just tells me they believe in it too and just don't want to be in on the dirty work.  Cowards!  That's what I have to say.    Here is something to ponder.  The world mourns when a US Soldier has fallen.   The World!   There is something about the integrity and bravery of a US Soldier whose values and principals cannot be matched.  God Bless Petty Officer 1st Class Charles H. Keating IV.   

Prayers to the family and loved ones.. 



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A video obtained by The Guardian allegedly shows the firefight in northern Iraq where Islamic State forces overran Kurdish Peshmerga troops and their American advisors, prompting the call for a "quick reaction force" of US Navy SEALs, one of whom was killed in the ensuing firefight. 

The video shows American troops and possibly private security contractors dressed in civilian clothes in an intense firefight, exchanging fire from behind several vehicles that appear to have been damaged. Another part of the video shows a US military Blackhawk helicopter landing and taking off, as another aircraft circles nearby. The landing helicopter could be the aircraft used to evacuate the SEAL who was killed in the battle. 

The fighting began when Islamic State militants breached the Kurdish forward lines about 20 miles north of Mosul at around 7:30am local time Tuesday, while an American team of advisers was at the village of Tel Asqof, approximately two miles away, a US military spokesperson said.

The American advise and assist team called in the quick reaction force about 20 minutes later after becoming involved in the firefight with Islamic State forces, he said.

Petty Officer First Class Charles Keating IV, a member of the quick reaction force which was comprised of special operations forces, was struck by "direct fire" at approximately 9:30am local time, Army Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing.

Keating was evacuated within an hour, but died of his wounds, Warren said. 

The elite serviceman was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a US-led coalition launched a campaign in 2014 to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State and is a measure of its deepening involvement in the conflict.

Coalition aircraft carried out air strikes after the attack, killing more than 50 Islamic State militants, Warren said, adding that the attack included at least 145 Islamic State militants and was one of the largest recent attacks by the group.

He said quick reaction forces are formed on a mission-by-mission basis depending on the threat level, distance of the threat and other factors, Warren added.

"I don't want you to think that there is some sort standing [quick reaction force] out there in the sky somewhere that can respond to anything that happens across the entire battle field," he said.

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Second American soldier killed in Iraq in a week


AM: 11: 36: 08/05/2016Khandan



Khandan - The US Joint Task forces in Iraq, killing a US soldier died from the injury suffered in the task she described as "non - combat", and that while US and Iraqi forces prepare for the battle to liberate Mosul. According to a statement brief issued by the leadership of the common tasks of the international coalition forces to "soldier He died as a result received the injury, "not to mention additional information about where and when and how the injury suffered, according to the newspaper said  the new Arab . She told the new Iraqi military sources , " the Arab newspaper "that" the American soldier dead man was injured on the third of may of this shell prompt during the battles near Tlsagv northeast of Mosul, killing one soldier and wounding two others, and a soldier dead man was one of the injured and died in a military hospital , US near Irbil, after can not be transferred to the United States because of the intolerance of his health. " the sources confirmed that" second patient condition stable. " the soldiers Alomarkiyan two of the band of US 101 , which arrived in Iraq last month, to provide support for Iraq in its war against al" Daash "terrorist.this brings the number of US soldiers killed to four, including an officer , since the beginning of this year, as well as nine wounded, according statistics Iraqi, according to the newspaper. the US Secretary of defense Ashton Carter said in his visit to Germany on the third of may of this; that a US soldier was killed in northern Iraq, indicating that the soldier was killed during a combat operation, returned them as " a very tragic loss."

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