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US Sending More Troops to Iraq After Marine Killed by ISIS Rocket

Officials confirmed Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin was killed after his unit was attacked by an ISIS rocket

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    The U.S.-led coalition, which made the announcement in a brief statement, said a detachment from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was being sent after "consultation with the government of Iraq."

    The United States will send more Marines to Iraq after an ISIS rocket killed a U.S. Marine and injured several others, NBC News reported.

    The U.S.-led coalition, which made the announcement in a brief statement, said a detachment from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was being sent after "consultation with the government of Iraq."

    The number of Marines being sent wasn’t disclosed.  

    The announcement comes after officials confirmed Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, 27, of Temecula, California, died Saturday. His unit was attacked by an ISIS rocket at a small outpost near Mahmour, south of Mosul.