US Soldier Is The First Killed In Action In Iraq Since 2011
The soldier was fatally wounded in a rescue mission that freed 70 hostages from an ISIS prison in northern Iraq.By Bell Johnson | October 22, 2015
An American solider was killed in an overnight rescue operation that freed 70 hostages from an ISIS prison in Iraq.
He's the first American soldier killed in action in Iraq since November 2011.
U.S. Special Forces have mounted several raids against ISIS in Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition to fight the terrorist group. In this operation, the first of its kind, they joined forces with Kurdish troops in northern Iraq after receiving information that the captives "faced imminent mass execution."