The Pentagon has confirmed today that a Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq by ISIS fire, north of Mosul. This is the third combat casualty for US troops since the redeployment of forces to Iraq in 2014 to combat ISIS. The name of the SEAL has yet to be released till next of kin is notified.
The SEAL was allegedly an adviser to Kurdish Peshmerga forces that are combating ISIS and died during an assault that occurred behind the forward line of troops. ISIS allegedly used truck bomb to break through the lines. According to US officials, their response was with F15s and drones, dropping over twenty bombs. ISIS allegedly used truck bomb to break through the lines.