The Independent: US soldier killed in explosion near Mosul as bloody battle to drive out Isis militants continues in Iraq
American forces have been supporting the advance and de-mining efforts around the city
An American soldier has been killed in an explosion near Mosul as the battle continues to drive Isis militants out of their former stronghold.
A spokesperson for US Central Command said: "A US service member died from wounds sustained in an explosive device blast outside of Mosul, Iraq, on Saturday."
No further information was immediately released, but the blast came after a number of deaths and injuries caused by mines and improvised explosive devices littering Isis' former territories.
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