Pentagon chief expects more raids similar to Iraq rescue




 
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Pentagon chief expects more raids similar to Iraq rescue
 
October 24th, 2015  
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Pentagon chief expects more raids similar to Iraq rescue
By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed military operation that freed 70 hostages who had been held by Islamic State in Iraq produced a cache of intelligence, and U.S. forces supporting Iraqi troops are likely to undertake more raids in the future, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday. Carter said he decided on the rescue mission after intelligence showed that executions were imminent and mass graves had been dug. "When we find opportunities to do things that will effectively prosecute the campaign we're going to do that ... raids is one of those categories and I suspect that we'll have further opportunities in the future and we're going to avail ourselves of them," Carter said.




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