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A US special forces soldier has been killed in rescue operation of dozens of Kurdish hostages in northern Iraq, in what is thought to be the first American combat death on the ground in the fight against Isis. The Pentagon said the hostages were freed - in a joint operation involving Kurdish peshmerga forces - from an ISIS prison in northern Iraq near Hawija and that their captors were threatening "imminent mass executiuon".
"People were chained to walls," one military source told Fox News. "A mass atrocity was averted."
The Pentagon said most hostages were Iraqi security forces, many were from the Iraqi Army, and some were police. Some of those rescued were part of the "Sunni Awakening," the fight against Al-Qaeda that saw Sunnis alongside US forces almost a decade ago. Five Isis fighters were killed and a number were detained.
originally posted by: Cinrad
It was a good thing to do there is no doubt about it. The reason the Directorate General is releasing this footage, and the timing of the rescue, scream Public Relations.
That missile hit on the prison was amazing how it obliterated the building. What a lot of good America could do with thier power if that was the reason they deployed it.