Posted on March 30, 2018
The serviceman – embedded with US forces as part of a counter-terrorism operation against the Islamic State group – was killed on Thursday by an improvised explosive device. An American soldier was also killed by the roadside bomb, US officials said. The MOD confirmed that his family had been notified, adding “our thoughts are with them at this difficult time”. BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale said the British serviceman is the first UK soldier to be killed in combat fighting IS.