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EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
A day after Sunni militants posted a video showing Mr. Foley being beheaded, officials described what they called a “complicated operation” in which several dozen commandos were dropped into a remote area of Syria where American intelligence agencies believed several hostages were being held.
But when the Special Operations team arrived on the scene, the hostages were not there. Officials said the commandos exchanged fire with militants, and one American was slightly wounded when one of the United States aircraft came under fire.
several dozen commandos were dropped into a remote area of Syria
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: xuenchen
It was stated at the end of the video Foley video that the immediate threat is to behead Steven Sotloff, an American journalist who contributes to TIME among others and was taken hostage about two weeks ago after crossing into Syria from Turkey.
I find this beheading video to be extremely bizarre, not only because of the barbarism, but because this is perhaps the least effective terrorism one could imagine. I don't think I've even once inferred on ATS that a terrorist action might be some sort of false flag, but damn... It's almost like they are trying to turn American public sentiment TOWARD full scale military action against ISIS.
Could it actually be the Assad regime behind the beheading? The CIA?
originally posted by: MessageforAll
Hmmm, so the US is conducting operations in Syria... What a surprise.
This is actually pretty stupid to say/confirm.