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American SEAL killed by ISIS fought "bravely" in defense of Peshmerga allies

By Rudaw 4/5/2016
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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.

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United Kurdistan | 4/5/2016
Even we lost 10 brave hero Peshmeras, but I'm sadden by your lost dear Charels Keating. We Kurds will miss you...
bebegun | 4/5/2016
10 Peshmerga and one American Seal lost their lives yesterday, we're very sorry for all of them and offer our condolences, also hoping for a speedy recovery for all the injured soldiers. Now can Rudaw please calm down on this story? we don't need a dozen articles repeating the same news, it's a war, people die.
American | 5/5/2016
I'm just waiting for Pliny the Jihadist to type up some ISIS propaganda about how we are trying to steal your oil or something stupid like that instead of thanking the Navy SEAL.
Kurroj | 5/5/2016
rest in peace :((((
A Kurd in exile | 5/5/2016
If the U.S. did not always listen to the governments in Baghdad and Ankara and had supplied the Peshmerga with anti-tank missiles, the Peshmerga would have been able to destroy the truck-bombs that Daesh used in the attack and stop it. And in that case, neither that American soldier, nor those 10 Peshmerga would have lost their lives.

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