The White House has approved deploying up to 50 special forces to northern Syria to help fighters combat the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Friday.
By Larisa Epatko
U.S. special forces tried to rescue photojournalist Luke Somers from al-Qaida militants on Saturday, but the kidnappers shot Somers and another hostage, South African teacher Pierre Korkie, before the soldiers could get to them. Both hostages died. Adam Entous of…
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