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U.S. Tried to Rescue American, UK Hostages – Officials

The United States unsuccessfully tried at least twice to rescue two Americans and one British man taken hostage in Iraq last month and later beheaded, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who asked not to be identified, said hostage rescue teams went to two places in Baghdad based on intelligence reports and found nothing. “They just got there and nobody was there,” one official said of the attempts to free Americans Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley and Briton Ken Bigley, who were taken on Sept. 16 from their home in Baghdad. CNN, which first reported the attempts from Baghdad on Tuesday, said they involved both U.S. military and other government personnel. But the officials in Washington declined to discuss any details. Full Story

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