Posted: October 25, 2015 Filed under: Global, War Room | Tags: Barack Obama, Daesh, Daesh Militants, Donald Rumsfeld, Hawija, Hostages, ISIS, Israel, Jihadism, Jim Geraghty, Kurdistan, Middle East, Peshmerga, Prison Break, RAID, Terrorism, The Corner, The Pentagon, United States Army, United States Secretary of Defense
US soldiers and Peshmerga forces have freed 70 hostages in the Kurdish region of North Iraq.. The Pentagon says they were being held by Daesh in a village near the city of Hawija. A spokesman says at least 20 Daesh(isis) militants were killed in the raid. One US soldier also died. It was the first American combat death since the US’ withdrawal from Iraq in 2011.
Read Jim Geraghty‘s item about this here, at The Corner