US service member killed in northern Iraq: Pentagon

US soldiers hold a folded Stars and Stripes as they attend a naturalisation ceremony at al-Faw Palace in Baghdad's Camp Victory on November 11, 2010A US service member was killed in northern Iraq on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesman told AFP, with US media reporting it came after a rocket attack on a base. The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group earlier said that a service member had been killed due to enemy action, but had declined to specify the nationality of the dead. The last US service member to be killed in Iraq as a result of hostile enemy action was Army soldier Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, who died in October during a rescue mission, also in northern Iraq, CNN and other media said.

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