Secret Mission to Rescue US Hostages ‘Flawless,’ Except for the Rescue

August 21, 2014 10:37 PM

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Secret Mission to Rescue US Hostages ‘Flawless,’ Except for the Rescue

A large contingent of American special operations forces was able to sneak into an ISIS camp near the terror group’s stronghold in Syria in search of American hostages, but quickly withdrew when it became clear that while 100 or so armed terrorists were there, the hostages weren’t, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the then-secret mission.

The official provided ABC News with new, dramatic details of the raid earlier this summer to grab Americans including journalist James Foley, a mission that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said today was “flawless” except that no one was rescued.

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