German Anti-ISIS Coalition Chief Found Dead in Iraqi Hotel
A German Army chief fighting ISIS was found dead in his hotel room on Wednesday.
We are saddened.Stephan Spoettel head of the coalition's German training contingent in Kurdistan died. Heart attack pic.twitter.com/DrqC6y1woX
— Peshmerga (@KURDISTAN_ARMY) September 23, 2015
NBC News reported:
A German army chief in the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq was found dead in his hotel room there Wednesday, officials said.
Colonel Stephan Spoettel was found dead at 8:50 a.m. local time (1:50 a.m. ET) in the Cristal Erbil Hotel in the northern Kurdish city of Irbil, the German armed forces said in a statement.
Spoettel was the head of the coalition’s German training contingent in northern Iraq. There was no information to suggest suicide or “third-party involvement,” the statement added.
Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. name for the coalition fighting the extremists across Iraq and Syria, said in a statement that a member of the coalition had died in Irbil on Wednesday, without providing further details.