US Navy officer killed by ISIS in IRaq
The U.S. service member killed near Irbil, Iraq, by ISIS gunfire was a Navy SEAL, Navy Times learned. The Associated Press later identified the casualty as Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 1st Class Charlie Keating IV.
Keating died around 9:33 a.m. local time from a gunshot wound, according to two defense officials.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said “it is a combat death” at a Tuesday press conference.
Keating is the third American serviceman to die in combat in Iraq since the U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014, according to military officials.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- Al-Mishri stops communication with HoR - December 09, 2022
- Turkish Airlines takes the award for best design airline - December 09, 2022
- SSA arrests suspect believed to be Al-Kaniyat gang member - December 09, 2022