This post has been updated.
The Pentagon confirmed that U.S. Special Forces aided Iraqi soldiers in rescuing hostages from an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq on Thursday morning.
During the rescue, one American soldier was wounded and later died, according to a statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook. Four Peshmerga soldiers were wounded.
"On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, we offer our sincere condolences to the family of the U.S. service member who was killed in this operation," Cook said in the statement.
Read More →