A service member with the international coalition to defeat ISIS was killed in a noncombat incident in northern Iraq Monday.
Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement Wednesday that the coronavirus was not a suspected cause of the troop’s death, which took place in Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region.
The coalition is withholding the identity and nationality of the service member until notification of next of kin. The cause of death is still under investigation.
Eighty-two countries are currently in the coalition to defeat ISIS. Coalition troops are largely based at Irbil’s international airport.