Awful. Pray for his family, and all those whose lives are on the line protecting our nation and human liberty everywhere. It’s worth noting, ISIS wouldn’t have had this “lucky strike” if this nation’s current administration had done its job and annihilated this barbaric enemy at the start.

Via Fox News.

An American Marine was killed and others seriously injured Saturday when a rocket fired by ISIS landed near his position in the town of Makhmur, 75 miles southeast of Mosul, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

The official did not want to give the exact number of wounded but said the number is less than five. They were flown to a hospital away from the base, the official said.

“It was a lucky strike by ISIS,” the official said..

The Pentagon is expected to make an announcement shortly.

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS released a statement about the attack Saturday morning, but the nationality of the soldier was withheld. It said the soldier was killed by “enemy action,” but was not more specific.

The soldier is the second American killed fighting ISIS since combat operations began in August 2014.


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