First US soldier is killed in firefight with Isil

October 22, 2015 9:10 PM

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First US soldier is killed in firefight with Isil

An American soldier has been killed in an operation to rescue Kurdish hostages being held by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, according to US officials.

The US Special Forces soldier, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, was killed during a night-time raid by US special forces on an outpost of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) that released approximately 70 Kurdish prisoners.

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