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Analysis: How US special forces ‘assistance’ differs from ‘combat’ in Iraq – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Analysis: How US special forces ‘assistance’ differs from ‘combat’ in Iraq – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The death of a US soldier in Iraq during an encounter with Islamic State (IS) militants has given the Obama administration a new challenge: how to explain deaths on the battlefield while maintaining that American troops are not taking part in combat.The serviceman died when US special forces were helping Iraqi Peshmerga rescue about 70 hostages

Source: Analysis: How US special forces ‘assistance’ differs from ‘combat’ in Iraq – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)