WASHINGTON, April 24 (Xinhua) — The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday that one U.S. soldier died in a non-combat related incident in Iraq.
The soldier, who was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, died on Tuesday in a non-combat related incident in Taji, north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, said the U.S. Defense Department in a statement. The soldier was in Iraq supporting Operation Inherent Resolve by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), the statement added. The incident is under investigation, said the Pentagon.
This incident came right after another similar incident that occurred during the past weekend. A U.S. soldier from 101st Airborne Division died Saturday in the Ninawa province, Iraq from a non-combat related incident.
The U.S. administration claimed the “liberation” of all territories controlled by the IS in Syria and Iraq in late March. The IS emerged in Syria following the Syrian crisis in 2011, after it was formed first in Iraq amid the U.S.-led invasion of the country. Enditem