Sunday, August 2, 2015   

US 'tried to rescue Foley'
(08-21 10:21)

The Pentagon has revealed that US special forces attempted to rescue a number of American hostages held in Syria earlier this year, including the journalist James Foley, whose killing by Islamic militants has prompted international outrage.
A Pentagon spokesman said the operation involved air and ground components and was focused on an area held by Islamic State militants. Earlier, President Obama described the beheading of James Foley as an act of violence that shocked the conscience of the entire world.

He said he was determined to protect American citizens. --RTHK   
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