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Coalition servicemember dies in Iraq from noncombat injuries

An F-22 Raptor flies a mission on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. On Thursday, officials announced that a coalition servicemember died in Iraq from noncombat injuries. Corey Hook/U.S. Air Force

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 28, 2016

A coalition servicemember supporting operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria died of a noncombat-related injury in Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force in charge of Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. 

The incident is under investigation, the statement said. 

The coalition didn’t identify the nationality of the servicemember, saying it is policy to defer identification to national authorities.  

Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve is the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  

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