Special ops raid does not find kidnapped professor in Afghanistan
The Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening that U.S. forces were unsuccessful in their mission to rescue hostages in Afghanistan last month.The two were kidnapped from the American University in Kabul in a Taliban terror attack. Other reports suggest that President Obama was on his vacation and did not approve the raid in a timely manner. The kidnappers may be hoping for a big payout from the Obama administration like the recent payments to Iran after it held Americans hostage.
"In August, at the recommendation of [Defense Secretary Ash] Carter, President Obama authorized U.S. forces to conduct a mission in Afghanistan, aimed at recovering two civilian hostages," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the hostages were not at the location we suspected. During the mission, U.S. forces engaged and killed a number of hostile forces. No U.S. personnel or civilians were harmed."