Kentucky soldier dies in non-combat related incident in Iraq

Posted at 6:48 AM, Apr 22, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF/CNN) — The US Department of Defense has identified a Kentucky service member who died in a non-combat related incident over the weekend.

Army Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died Saturday in Ninawa Province in Iraq.

Riley was supporting the effort against al Qaeda as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, according to a department statement. Officials identified Riley on Sunday and did not disclose further details about the incident, which is under investigation.

Riley was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, according to the Defense Department.

**CNN contributed to this report.