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One American Dead In Iraq Rescue Attempt

U.S. soldiers of the attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, Afghan National Army special forces and commandos of the 6th Special Operations Kandak, start their objectives during an operation in Ghorband district, Parwan province, Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2014. Afghan and U.S. forces conducted the operation with the goal of capturing several high value targets known for Taliban activity. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez/Released)
October 22, 2015

Last night, U.S. Special Forces working in conjunction with Kurdish and Iraqi forces, carried out a rescue mission in Hawija in northern Iraq.

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Their mission was to free dozens of Kurdish hostages, but in the process one American soldier was killed.

The raid resulted in the freeing of 70 Kurds, our biggest ally in the region as ISIS tries to tighten their grip.

No further info is available at this time but we will make sure to keep you updated as they come in.

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From CNN:

(CNN)An American was killed in an operation involving the U.S. military to rescue dozens of Kurdish hostages in Iraq overnight, two U.S. officials told CNN on condition of anonymity Thursday.

Seventy hostages were liberated in the operation, which involved U.S. special operations troops as well as Kurdish and Iraqi forces, U.S. officials said.

Read more at CNN

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