US-Led Coalition Member Killed by IED in Iraq

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Members of the 9th Iraqi Army Division, supported by the U.S.-led Coalition, fire a heavy machine gun at ISIS fighter positions near Al Tarab, Iraq, March 17, 2017. Photo: U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Jason Hull

A member of the U.S.-led Coalition against Islamic State was killed by an improvised explosive device during operations in Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve said on Monday.

The Coalition said in a press release that a service member was killed and a second injured on Sunday when an IED struck their vehicle in Iraq.

The identities of the casualties have not been released, and the Coalition said the circumstances surrounding the incident would be released at the discretion “of the pertinent national authorities.”

Coalition service members are currently supporting the Iraqi Security Forces in a battle to retake the Iraqi city of Hawija from ISIS.

Two U.S. troops were killed and five others wounded in August during combat operations near Tal Afar.