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Navy Seal killed in Iraq was from Phoenix area

Posted at 2:11 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 17:13:41-04
A Navy SEAL killed in an attack in Iraq went to high school in the Phoenix area.
 
Family members tell ABC15 Charlie Keating was the Navy Seal killed an ISIS attack Tuesday morning.
 
Keating graduated from Arcadia High School in 2004 and is the grandson of Charles Keating.
 
Sources tell ABC15's sister station KGTV, he was based in Coronado.
 
Keating died early Tuesday morning in an attack 17 miles north of Mosul, a city controlled by ISIS fighters.
 
Keating was advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces and reportedly two or three miles behind the front lines before the attack was launched.
 
Officials said ISIS forces used truck bombs to penetrate the front lines, and the SEAL's position was attacked with small-arms fire.
 
Just a few days ago, the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group's deployment was extended by one month in an effort to continue putting pressure on ISIS.
 
U.S. and coalition forces launched an intense air attack, with American fighter jets and drones blasting ISIS targets with about two dozen bombs.