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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. serviceman killed by Islamic State fighters on Tuesday when they overran Kurdish defenses in northern Iraq was a Navy SEAL, a U.S. defense official said. The man was the third American to be killed in direct combat since a U.S.-led coalition launched a campaign against the jihadist group in 2014. (Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati)
The UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical workers in conflicts worldwide. Less than a week after air strikes on a hospital in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo killed at least 30 people, the council unanimously adopted a measure that strongly condemned the targeting of health facilities and recalled that such attacks are war crimes.