(BBC News) US-Iraqi forces have rescued dozens of hostages held by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq after learning of their "imminent execution", the Pentagon has said.
But a US soldier wounded in the raid died of his injuries - the first killed in action since US operations against IS began last year.
The early morning operation on Thursday took place near the town of Hawija in northern Iraq.
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Five IS militants were captured and a number killed, the Pentagon said.