Member Of US Military, Possibly Special Forces, Killed By ISIS
This marks the second U.S. service member death in Iraq within the last three months.By Ryan Biek | May 3, 2016
ISIS has killed a member of the U.S. military in northern Iraq.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter confirmed the death Tuesday, saying, "It is a combat death. ... And a very sad loss." Carter did not say which branch of the military the service member was a part of.
But a CBS national security correspondent says the man was an American adviser to the Kurdish Peshmerga force. He was helping a Peshmerga unit a couple miles behind the front line when ISIS militants pushed into Kurdish territory and shot him.