IS kills US Navy SEAL in Iraq attack

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said he feared a US soldier had been killed in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish regionThe Islamic State group broke through Kurdish defences in northern Iraq on Tuesday and killed a US Navy SEAL deployed as part of the US-led coalition against the jihadists. The attack came as the United Nations said that fighting with IS in northern Iraq could displace another 30,000 people, adding to millions who have already fled their homes. The sailor from the special operations force was at least the third coalition member killed by enemy fire in Iraq since IS overran swathes of the country in 2014.

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