U.S. Special Operations Forces Attacked an ISIS Prison in Northern Iraq, numerous ISIS terrorists slaughtered in rescue attempt
U.S. Commandos attacked an ISIS prison in Northern Iraq and freed 70 prisoners after an intense firefight, Pentagon officials said Oct. 22.
The raid, launched by U.S. Special Operations Forces, included more than 20 Iraqi Security forces. One American soldier was killed in action – marking the first U.S. soldier killed in action since the military action against ISIS began.
Five Islamic State fighters were detained and several killed, and American officials said important intelligence about the terrorist group was recovered.
According to a New York Times report citing unnamed officials, the prisoners who were freed said they had been told by the militants that they were to be executed at dawn Thursday after the morning prayer; a trench to bury them had already been dug.
The New York Times report also included the following detail:
“Some details of the classified operation remained unclear. But as described by American and Iraqi officials, the mission appeared to be a significant joint strike against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, at a time when
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