NBC Exclusive Video Shows ISIS Hostage Raid That Left US Soldier Dead
A new video purports to show Thursday’s raid in Iraq in which dozens of ISIS hostages were freed and an American commando was killed.
The video, exclusively obtained by NBC News from Jordan-based news outlet Arab24, was apparently taken on helmet cameras at a prison near the northern town of Hawija. Arab24 said it received the video from Kurdish military officials.
U.S. and Kurdish commandos stormed the prison in a pre-dawn, joint rescue mission after a tip that hostages there were about to be slaughtered. Oklahoma native Delta Force commando Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler was killed in the ensuing firefight, marking the first time an American has died in combat operations against ISIS.