2 American soldiers killed in Iraq — US military

2 American soldiers killed in Iraq — US military

2 American soldiers killed in Iraq — US military

Troops board a plane at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, on April 7, 2016, on their way to participate in Operation Inherent Resolve.

Two US soldiers were killed and five wounded in northern Iraq on Sunday during "combat operations", a statement from the American military said.

The casualties were not due to "enemy contact" and that an investigation was under way, the United States military said.

In May, a USA service member died in Syria after being injured in a vehicle roll-over. It did not identify the soldiers.

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"The entire counter-ISIS Coalition sends our deepest condolences to these heroes' families, friends and teammates", said Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force carrying out Operation Inherent Resolve, as the US-led coalition is known.

As of June, there were now around 6,100 USA military personnel on the ground in Iraq as part of the multinational campaign to eliminate ISIS, according to the Department of Defense.

Daesh terrorost group has claimed responsibility for killing two U.S. soldiers west of Iraqi Mosul, Reuters reported. Almost 50 Americans have been wounded in action since the anti-ISIS campaign began in August 2014, according to Pentagon data.

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