2 U.S. sol­diers killed in com­bat op­er­a­tions

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BAGH­DAD | Two U.S. sol­diers have been killed while con­duct­ing com­bat op­er­a­tions in Iraq, the U.S. mil­i­tary said Sun­day, adding that “ini­tial re­ports in­di­cate the in­ci­dent was not due to en­emy con­tact.”

Five other sol­diers were wounded, it said with­out pro­vid­ing fur­ther de­tails. It did not iden­tify the sol­diers.

More than 5,000 U.S. troops are tak­ing part in the war against the Is­lamic State in Iraq, ac­cord­ing the Pen­tagon.

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