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US Reveals Failed Summer Mission to Rescue Captured Journalist

There was a failed secret US mission earlier this summer to rescue American hostages in Syria.
US President Barack Obama speaking on the phone aboard Air Force One.

US President Barack Obama speaking on the phone aboard Air Force One.
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Senior administration officials revealed on Wednesday, Aug. 20, that a Special Operations team had attempted to rescue several American hostages held in Syria earlier this summer, including the now-deceased journalist James Foley, but that the mission ended in failure, according to a New York Times release.

The revelation was made a day after a video was made public by the Islamic State terrorists in which one of their operatives beheaded one of the American hostages, James Foley.

The statement described the mission as a “complicated operation,” which was authorized by President Obama.

American intelligence agencies believed the hostages were being held in an area in Syria, but when several dozen special ops commandos were dropped at the location, the hostages were not there.

The American forces came under fire during the operation and one American was slightly injured, but all returned.

The exact time and location of the mission were not disclosed.

The statement of the officials confirmed that the video which became public on Tuesday, Aug. 19, showed the American freelance journalist James Foley being murdered by a Sunni terrorist.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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17 Responses to “US Reveals Failed Summer Mission to Rescue Captured Journalist”

  1. J.R. Branham says:

    If he had been a Traitor like Bergdahl, it would have been successful.

  2. Ed Kaplan says:

    Another failure for our wonderful president. Good going ODama.

  3. Great time to announce our failure…ISIS is probably peeing in their pants laughing…

  4. Kathy Kupfer says:

    Too little, too late

  5. Told you there are always back channels regardless of “no negotiations with terrorists” official line.

  6. Are you qualified to make that assumption?

  7. J.R. Branham says:

    Yes, Shemaya Shiloh, I’m qualified to speak TRUTH, and that’s exactly what I did. America has an American in A North Korean Prison, an American in an Iranian Prison and an American HERO in a Mexican Prison and nothing has been done for their release, yet, he negotiated with Terrorists and released Four Enemy Combatants for the trade of a Traitor named Bowe Bergdahl.

  8. Obama can add the failure of this rescue of Americans to his long list of failures as President.

  9. J.R. Branham says:

    Barry Soetoro, his Legal name, known as Barack Obama is the definition of failure.

  10. The United States of America is a great place to live, I love America. Freedom

  11. Bob Riley says:

    Do you people who voted for Obama, see what a mistake you made

  12. I can’t believe they went public with this, what about protecting details of any future missions ?

  13. Roy Berman says:

    Next time ask Israel

  14. Roy Berman says:

    Obama has hurt the USA with his leadership

  15. Roy Berman says:

    Obama has hurt the USA with his leadership

  16. Sorry, but I don’t believe it.

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