Two troops killed in Iraq during mission to take out ISIS stronghold

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Two troops killed in Iraq during mission to take out ISIS stronghold

Two U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on Sunday, according to a Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve press release. 

The service members were killed by enemy forces, the release said, while “advising and accompanying Iraqi Security Forces during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold in a mountainous area of north central Iraq.” 

Their identities are being withheld until their next of kin have been notified. 

Haley Britzky

Haley Britzkyis the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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