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US service member was killed on a mission assisting Iraqi security forces
Is Iraq’s Nineveh boiling over?
The Jerusalem Post
A US service member was killed on a mission assisting Iraqi security forces
This is a rare casualty for US operations in Iraq, where ISIS was largely defeated in large scale battles in 2017. However over the last year and a half ISIS has attempted to establish a new foothold and a recent US report said that it is trying to build up its command and control networks. It exploits areas where there is either weak government control, such as the desert border with Syria, or where there are divisions between local authorities. One of these areas is Nineveh province.