US Special Forces Were Sent Into Syria To Find American Captives

The AP is reporting that a US Special Forces team was sent into Syria this summer to find American being held there, presumably including freelance Journalist James Foley who was recently seen being beheaded on an ISIS released video tape, but did not find them.

If this statement proves to be accurate, it would be the first admission that US troops have been engaged in operations in Syria since that country's civil war sparked off in early 2011.

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