U.S. Marine killed in Iraq in ISIS rocket attack

U.S. Marine killed in Iraq in ISIS rocket attack
Credit: Rudaw

[Ed. – Well.  As long as it was only a “lucky strike.”]

An American Marine was killed and others seriously injured Saturday when a rocket fired by ISIS landed near his position in the town of Makhmur, 75 miles southeast of Mosul, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

The official did not want to give the exact number of wounded but said the number is less than five. They were flown to a hospital away from the base, the official said.

“It was a lucky strike by ISIS,” the official said..

The Pentagon is expected to make an announcement shortly. …

The soldier is the second American killed fighting ISIS since combat operations began in August 2014.

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