TEL SKOF - The third American military personnel to be killed by Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq was Navy SEAL Charles Keating.
Keating was killed in Tel Skof, a town 28 kilometers north of ISIS's Mosul stronghold. He was part of a quick reaction force who had been scrambled into the area to rescue American advisors to the Peshmerga when ISIS launched a large surprise attack against the town.
Peshmerga soldiers who fought in that battle told Rudaw that Keating defended them "bravely" when five of them were surrounded by ISIS militants.
In addition to Keating's death ten Peshmerga were killed during the battle.