Condolences for the Passing of Major Nour Al-Khazzali

The United States Mission in Iraq expresses its deepest condolences for the passing of Major Nour Al-Khazaali while undergoing F-16 pilot training in Arizona. Major Nour Al-Khazaali eagerly undertook the courageous challenge of rigorous training, the most difficult such program a pilot can undertake, with the intent of coming back to Iraq to defend his country.
Major  Al-Khazaali’s courage and commitment to service were admirable and an example for others to follow. Our hearts are with his family, friends and countrymen. The United States is committed to continuing its training and equipping of the Iraqi Security Forces to ensure that they can protect their country.
The United States and Iraq are working together to fully investigate this matter and will share the results when they become available