Pentagon confirms ‘1st US soldier’ dead in Iraq anti-ISIS campaign

Pentagon confirms ‘1st US soldier’ dead in Iraq anti-ISIS campaign

A 19-year-old mortarman has become the first US soldier to die in the fight against ISIS in Iraq, albeit from a “non-combat injury,” the Pentagon acknowledged.

The death of Marine Lance Corporal Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, which occurred on Thursday in Baghdad, is under investigation, according to the Pentagon.

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