U.S. service member killed outside Mosul, Iraq

U.S. service member killed outside Mosul, Iraq
Posted at 1:15 PM, Apr 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-29 16:39:34-04

(KGTV) - A United States service member has died outside Mosul, Iraq.

The U.S. service member, who has not been identified, died Saturday from wounds sustained in an "explosive device blast," according to a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. 

No further information was released.

Operation Inherent Resolve is a joint effort between U.S. military and coalition forces to support operations against the Islamic State fighters. The operation began on Aug. 8, 2014, according to the Department of Defense.

According to the DOD, the service member that died Saturday is the 10th combat-related death within Operation Inherent Resolve. This includes deaths that occurred in Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea.