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US Serviceman Killed in Misson to Rescue Hostages in Iraq

A U.S. defense official says one American serviceman was killed when U.S. forces took part in a rescue operation to free scores of Kurds held hostage in northern Iraq by Islamic State militants. Iraqi officials quoted by The New York Times said the operation involved American helicopters, Kurdish and American special operations forces, and airstrikes. Separate accounts from the Pentagon say 70 Kurdish hostages were freed during the mission near the city of Hawija, west of...

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