BAGHDAD – The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in southern Iraq.
In a statement issued Monday, the military said the soldier died from wounds sustained from a roadside bomb attack during operations in southern Iraq.
The statement gave no further details.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The death raises to at least 4,441 the number of U.S. military personnel who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. That's according to an Associated Press count.
The U.S. ended combat operations in 2010, but almost 50,000 American troops remain, assisting and training Iraqi security forces. The U.S. plans to withdraw all its troops by the end of this year.