A United States Marine was killed on Saturday after coming under rocket fire from Islamic State militants in Makhmour, Iraq.
A spokesperson for the Pentagon said several other Marines were injured during the attack. According to VOA, an Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga soldier based in Makhmour said that three Iraqi soldiers were also wounded in the incident.
Makhmour is an area that the Peshmerga seized back from Islamic State in 2014 and is expected to be one of the staging points for Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in the long-promised battle for Mosul.
U.S. forces are teaming up with Iraqi forces, who recently moved into the area. Makhmour has come under frequent rocket attacks.