.@PentagonPresSec: The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number
of American hostages held in Syria by ISIL (1/4)
.@PentagonPresSec: This operation involved air and ground components and was focused on a particular captor network within ISIL. (2/4)
the mission was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location. (3/4)
.@PentagonPresSec: We put the best of the United States military in
harms way to try and bring our citizens home. (4/4)
U.S. attempted a rescue operation to free a number of American hostages held in #Syria by the ISIL. Read more, http://go.usa.gov/Ehr4
#BREAKING: Earlier this summer U.S. attempted to rescue #ISIS hostages, including James Foley in #Syria. We have more at 7pm ET on @CNN.
U.S. recently tried unsuccessfully to rescue James Foley and other Americans held in Syria by #ISIS. @CNN's @barbarastarrcnn has more.