Slain Navy SEAL was part of US rescue squad

Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, of San DiegoA Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State fighters died while helping rescue a team of American troops from an unexpected firefight with the jihadists, an official said Wednesday. Charles Keating IV became the third US troop to be killed in the US-led coalition campaign against the IS group when he was struck by a bullet during a pitched battle on Tuesday. Keating, 31, from Arizona, was part of a “quick reaction force” comprised of special operations troops on a mission to support US military advisers working with local peshmerga forces, Baghdad-based US military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said.

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