U.S. service member killed in Iraq after rocket attack
(CNN) — An American service member was killed when the base at Makhmur in northern Iraq came under rocket attack, a U.S. official tells CNN.
The base is located where the U.S. conducts advise-and-assist activities. The service member was on security duties there for force protection. A small number of other American troops were wounded in the attack, but the official declined to say how many.
The official did not identify the service member killed as the family has not yet been notified.
The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve confirmed the death of a coalition service member in a news release.