Mortar attack hurts U.S. soldier in Mosul

U.S. Army soldiers stand next to a guided-missile launcher, a few miles from the frontline, in the village of Abu Ghaddur, east of Tal Afar, Iraq. AP

Mosul ( – A U.S. soldier was wounded Saturday in a mortar attack on a military base sheltering American troops in Mosul city, a security source said.

“A mortar attack targeted the military base of presidential palaces, which houses American troops, east of Mosul city, leaving a U.S. solider wounded,” the source told privately-owned Almaalomah news website on Saturday.

“Another mortar shell fell on the Andalus district in Mosul, leaving no casualties,” the source added.

The United States has an estimated 5,200 troops in Iraq as part of a security agreement with the Iraqi government to advise, assist, and support the Iraqi army in the fight against the Islamic State.


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