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Pentagon identifies Anaheim man as American killed in Iraq on Thursday

File: Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units drive their vehicles near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 30 kilometres south of Mosul, during an operation to retake the main hub city from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on Oct. 21, 2016. The operation is Iraq's biggest in years and aims to wrest back Mosul, the country's second city and the last major IS stronghold in Iraq.
File: Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units drive their vehicles near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 30 kilometres south of Mosul, during an operation to retake the main hub city from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on Oct. 21, 2016. The operation is Iraq's biggest in years and aims to wrest back Mosul, the country's second city and the last major IS stronghold in Iraq.
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The Pentagon has identified the American killed in Iraq on Thursday as a 34-year-old Navy chief petty officer named Jason C. Finan.

The Pentagon said Finan's hometown is Anaheim and that he was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three.

He died of wounds sustained in a roadside bomb attack north of Mosul. He was part of a U.S. team advising and assisting Iraqi Kurd fighters known as peshmerga.

Finan is the fourth U.S. combat death in Iraq since U.S. military operations against the Islamic State began in Iraq in August 2014.