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Navy SEAL killed by ISIS fire in Iraq identified
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Navy SEAL killed by ISIS fire in Iraq identified

The U.S. service member killed near Irbil, Iraq, by ISIS gunfire was a Navy SEAL, Navy Times learned.  The Associated Press later identified the casualty as Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Charlie Keating IV.

Keating died around 9:33 a.m. local time from a gunshot wound, according to two defense officials.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said “it is a combat death” at a Tuesday press conference.

Source: Navy SEAL killed by ISIS fire in Iraq identified