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TASS: Source: 16 US servicemen killed, 27 injured in fighting for Iraq’s Mosul
The ground military operation on liberating Mosul from IS was launched on October 17
MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Sixteen US servicemen have been killed and 27 more injured in the ongoing operation of liberating the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, a military-diplomatic source in Moscow told TASS on Monday.
"Over the first two weeks of the ground military operation in Mosul, 16 US servicemen were killed and another 27 were injured. Most instances of death and injuries of servicemen represent the result of hitting a landmine, or coming under artillery or mortar shellings," the source said.
There were also cases when servicemen died as a result of weak coordination of actions between aviation and special forces units. "For instance, two special forces members died in the airstrike delivered at Mosul’s outskirts by B-52H US aircraft," the source noted.
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Update: 16 US soldiers killed, 27 wounded since start of Mosul op – military source (RT).
WNU Editor: The Pentagon is telling RT that they only know of one casualty.