One U.S. soldier was killed in an operation that freed more than 70 ISIS hostages in Iraq, military sources confirm to Fox News.
The Arab hostages were freed from an ISIS prison in northern Iraq near Tikrit. “People were chained to walls,” one well-placed military source said.
“A mass atrocity was averted,” a senior U.S. defense source tells Fox News. Rescue forces moved in when it was apparent that ISIS hostage takers were planning to kill the hostages.
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