US Forces hostage rescue mission in Afghanistan : PENTAGON

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US Forces hostage rescue mission in Afghanistan : PENTAGON

WASHINGTON (APP): US forces in Afghanistan last month attempted to rescue two hostages, the Pentagon said Thursday, as US media reported the captives were two American University of Afghanistan professors.

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"President Obama authorized US forces to conduct a mission in Afghanistan, aimed at recovering two civilian hostages," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

"Unfortunately, the hostages were not at the location we suspected. During the mission, US forces engaged and killed a number of hostile forces. No US personnel or civilians were harmed."