Second Coalition Servicemember Died In ‘Non-Combat Incident’ In November

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Second Coalition Servicemember Died In 'Non-Combat Incident' In November

U.S Army Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Strike, load a round into M777 artillery piece to support the Iraqi security forces during the Mosul counter offensive, Dec. 24, 2016, in northern Iraq. Battery C is supporting the ISF with indirect fires in their fight against ISIL. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

On November 25, the US-led coalition announced  that a coalition servicemember has died in a “non-combat incident”.

“The service member’s name and the circumstances surrounding the death will be released at the discretion of the pertinent national authorities. The incident is under investigation,” the coalition statement reads.

This was the second “non-combat incident” which led to a death of US-led coalition servicemember this month.

On November 11, the coalition released a very similar statement arguing that its servicemember died in “a non-combat-related incident”.

Two “non-combat” deaths per month are a very high rate for the non-combat casualties, especially for the force which is allegedly not involved in direct clashes with the enemy.

Is the coalition hiding something about these deaths?

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