IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq has released a video purportedly showing a raid on a prison by U.S. and Kurdish peshmerga forces that freed 70 hostages held by the Islamic State group.
The helmet camera footage shows a line of panicked men in traditional ankle-length garments running past the camera, some with their hands up, as Arabic-speaking men scream "Let's go! Let's go!"
Officials later said about 20 of the rescued hostages were members of Iraqi security forces.
The raid Thursday at the prison in Huwija town, 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of Kirkuk, marked the first time US troops were involved in direct ground combat in Iraq since the war against the Islamic State was launched in August 2014. One American died in the raid.