An Iraqi soldier aims his gun as smoke rises from the Ajeel oil field during the clashes between the fighters of jihadist Islamic State (IS) and Iraqi forces near Baiji city, northern Iraq. Photo: EPA An Iraqi soldier aims his gun as smoke rises from the Ajeel oil field during the clashes between the fighters of jihadist Islamic State (IS) and Iraqi forces near Baiji city, northern Iraq. Photo: EPA
An Iraqi soldier aims his gun as smoke rises from the Ajeel oil field during the clashes between the fighters of jihadist Islamic State (IS) and Iraqi forces near Baiji city, northern Iraq. Photo: EPA

US serviceman killed in combined operation to rescue 70 hostages held by Islamic State

About 70 Kurdish hostages were reportedly freed during the operation

An Iraqi soldier aims his gun as smoke rises from the Ajeel oil field during the clashes between the fighters of jihadist Islamic State (IS) and Iraqi forces near Baiji city, northern Iraq. Photo: EPA An Iraqi soldier aims his gun as smoke rises from the Ajeel oil field during the clashes between the fighters of jihadist Islamic State (IS) and Iraqi forces near Baiji city, northern Iraq. Photo: EPA
An Iraqi soldier aims his gun as smoke rises from the Ajeel oil field during the clashes between the fighters of jihadist Islamic State (IS) and Iraqi forces near Baiji city, northern Iraq. Photo: EPA
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