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Kurds Detail Raid That Killed American Special Operator

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stands at attention while an Army team transfers the remains of Master Sgt. Joshua L. Whee
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter stands at attention while an Army team transfers the remains of Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware. 

The call came in late. Drone operators had caught sight of what appeared to be people digging trenches near the central Iraqi town of Hawija, the scene for months of intense fighting between Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga militia and militants from the Islamic State.

 

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