U.S. Marine killed in ISIL rocket attack on base in northern Iraq

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    One U.S. Marine was killed and several others were wounded Saturday at a northern Iraqi base after it came under rocket attack from Islamic State militants, Pentagon officials said.

    "A U.S. Marine providing force protection fire support at a recently established coalition fire base near Makhmur in northern Iraq was killed after coming under ISIL rocket fire," said Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, using an acronym for the Islamic State. "Several other Marines were wounded and they are being ‚Äétreated for their varying injuries."

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