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)