Special forces tried to rescue American hostages in Syria this summer but didn't find them

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 21, 2014 - 6:25 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.

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