ISIS Video May Show Raid That Killed US Soldier

Thursday's raid led by US and Iraqi troops freed 70 hostages
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2015 9:59 AM CDT
ISIS has reportedly released a video of Thursday's raid in Iraq that left one American soldier dead.   (Militant website via AP, File)

(Newser) – ISIS has purportedly released a video showing the aftermath of a raid in northern Iraq by US and Iraqi special forces in which one American soldier was killed. The video, released by the pro-ISIS news agency Aamaq, allegedly shows the rubble of the prison raided in the town of Huwija, as well as abandoned first-aid equipment and mutilated bodies, purportedly of ISIS militants killed in the clashes. About 70 hostages, including at least 20 members of the Iraqi security forces, were freed from captivity in Thursday's raid. It was the first time US troops had become involved in direct ground combat in Iraq since the war against the ISIS was launched in August 2014. The video could not be immediately verified. (Read more ISIS stories.)

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