Expected US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Friday that his country's troops in Iraq carried out a similar operation to free hostages Bahoijh ground operations yesterday.
Carter stressed, in a press statement that "the process of US military support has succeeded in freeing 70 hostages were with the organization Daash in Iraq and resulted in the collection of a great deal of intelligence."
He pointed out that "supporting the Iraqi army will be carried out by US forces is probably more raids in the future."
Carter said he "took a decision a rescue mission after intelligence reported that the executions are imminent indicated by the cemetery digging."
He said US Secretary of Defense in a press statement "when waving us opportunities to do things [contribute] in the implementation of the campaign in an efficient manner, we will do so, and strikes one of those things and I expect that we will get other opportunities in the future that will benefit us."
Carter explained that "the body of Alsrjant Joshua Wheeler, who was killed in the process will return to the country on Saturday.
An official in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense revealed on Friday that the ministry did not report yesterday of America - Kurdish joint military operation which rescued the hostages Daash terrorist gangs spend the southwest province of Kirkuk, Hawija.
Brigadier improve Ibrahim Sadiq in a press statement, "They heard about the operation of the media did not have knowledge of it," adding that "those who have made their Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Americans did not have the Department of Defense had no idea about."
Sadik said that "the ministry officials meet with representatives of the international coalition in Baghdad on Friday to learn more about the process."
According to the first reports that the operation carried out on Thursday near the town of Hawija it freed hostages Kurds, but officials confirmed later that the detainees were Arabs, including about 20 members of the Iraqi security forces.
A US official said that others are local residents and fighters Daash who accused them of spying organization, "noting that" they were about to be executed and then Aodawa in four mass graves. "
A spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency declined to comment on rumors that the hostages editors have links to the government Alomrakih.anthy
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