US military member killed in Iraq

  • 03/05/2016
(Getty file)
(Getty file)

A member of the US military has been killed in northern Iraq, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says.

"It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Carter told reporters in Stuttgart.

Carter gave no details about the service member who was killed but said the incident occurred near Erbil.

The US-led coalition said in a statement the death on Tuesday was the result of enemy fire.