U.S. Special Ops Conducted Raid To Rescue 'Numerous' Iraqis Held Captive By ISIS

U.S. special operations forces suffered casualties during a hostage rescue mission in Iraq overnight, sources told NBC News on Thursday.

The exact number of injuries was unclear, according to the sources.

The U.S. team rescued a number of Kurdish fighters who were held captive by ISIS. The mission was requested by the Iraqi government, the sources said.

The U.S. is the only coalition military force conducting operations in Iraq with the capability to launch such a mission.

A White House official described the rescue mission as "successful" and an example of "collaboration" between U.S.-led coalition forces and Peshmerga fighters versus ISIS.

via NBC Jim Miklaszewski