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BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in an incident not related to combat in a northern Iraqi province.

The military said in a statement released Friday that the soldier died the day before in Ninevah province while conducting an operation. It did not provide more details. The death brings to 23 the number of U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq this month.

Soldier in Kandahar dies from woundsA soldier based in Hohenfels, Germany, died Wednesday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered in Zabul Province. Pvt. Tan Q. Ngo, 20, of Beaverton, Ore., was on a mounted patrol when his unit received small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.

Memorial services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hohenfels Community Activity Center.

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