Two American soldiers have been killed in Mosul Iraq in a rocket attack by Islamic state militia.
Five other soldiers were injured.
The terrorist ISIS claimed the attack on Sunday after its militants fired Grad rockets on American troops east of Tal Afar, a town still under control of the militants west of Mosul, according to an online statement from the group.
The American military had said earlier that two U.S. service members had been killed and five injured during combat operations in the area.
Islamic State’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of Mosul, the militants’ capital in Iraq, after a nine-month campaign.