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Obama: Troops died in combat in Iraq – News – Stripes

Obama: Troops died in combat in Iraq – News – Stripes

Three U.S. servicemembers who died fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq were killed in combat, President Barack Obama said Friday in an exclusive Q&A with Stars and Stripes.The losses of Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, Delta Force soldier Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler and Marine Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin had previously been called combat deaths by White House and Pentagon officials. Obama’s comments Friday appeared to be the first time that the president himself has acknowledged them as combat deaths.

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