People The Hawija Rescue Recoil Staff November 4, 2015 Join the Conversation If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, this is purportedly footage of the recent hostage rescue raid conducted near Hawija, Iraq (south and west of Kirkuk). The provenance of the video has been debated online but is probably from the helmet cam of a Kurdish commando working alongside US Special Mission Unit personnel as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. According to United States Central Command, some 70 hostages were freed from ISIS fighters during the action, during which U.S. Army MSG Josh Wheeler (seen below in a DoD picture, returning home) was killed in action. MSG Wheeler, of Roland, OK, was a veteran who had completed at least 14 combat deployments and was the recipient of an astonishing 11 Bronze Stars. Hat tip to the Special Operations Care Fund. Explore RECOILweb:RECOILtv SHOT Show 2020: Top 5 RiflesRosco Manufacturing Debuts PureBred Series BarrelsSolid SnakeRECOILtv Shot Show 2019: Brownells Optics NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.