US soldier dies from bomb explosion in Iraq

The US military says an American soldier has died of wounds from a bomb explosion in northern Iraq.

“A US service member died from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq,” the Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday.

The US Central Command said the soldier died on Thursday by an “improvised explosive device,” or roadside bomb.

No further information was immediately available.

Currently there are about 5,200 US soldiers in Iraq. The US troops are allegedly providing air support, training and advice to the Iraqi military.

The United States and some its allies have been carrying out air strikes in Iraq since June 2014 allegedly targeting Daesh terrorists in the northern and western parts of the conflict-plagued Arab country.

US forces invaded Iraq in 2003 to topple long-time dictator Saddam Hussein but the large-scale military operation deteriorated security in the Arab country and gave birth to various militant groups…

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