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Raid by US and Kurd in Iran rescued 69 fighters


US and Kurdish special forces who raided a compound in northern Iraq were acting on intelligence that Kurdish fighters were being imprisoned there by Islamic State, a source in the Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Friday.  Kurdish counter-terrorism forces planned and led the raid which rescued 69 people early on Thursday, supported by US forces, Iraqi Kurdistan’s US representative said. One US commando was killed, the first American to die in ground combat with Islamic State militants. Four Kurds were wounded.


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