An American soldier was killed near the Iraqi city of Mosul, the possession of which conducted a bloody battle against the Islamists.

This was reported in the press service of the Pentagon, reports “Russian conversation”.

The defense Ministry announced that the military died from multiple injuries received after the detonation of an explosive device.

Name and title of the deceased were not disclosed.

“Further information will be published on a rolling basis”, – stressed in the Department.

Earlier it was reported that in Mosul was liquidated one of the leaders of the Islamists. In a special operation involving units of the US army and the Iraqi police.

It was also noted that in the UN predict for Mosul humanitarian catastrophe .