U.S. service member killed in Iraq: U.S. defense chief

Reuters News
Posted: May 03, 2016 6:17 AM

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - A U.S. servicemember has been killed in northern Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.

"It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Carter told reporters in Stuttgart.

Carter gave no details about the service member who was killed but said the incident occurred near Erbil.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Angus MacSwan)