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US service member killed after blast near Mosul

US-backed forces are fighting to re-take Mosul Credit: AP

A US military service member has died of wounds sustained in a blast from an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the US-led military coalition said.

A statement from Operation Inherent Resolve gave no other details.

US-backed forces are fighting to re-take Mosul from the so-called Islamic State group.

The news comes as President Donald Trump, who vowed in his election campaign to make destroying IS a priority, marks 100 days in office.

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