US Special Forces forced to abandon attempt to free Jordanian fighter pilot held hostage by ISIS

Two rescue missions carried out by US Special Forces to save hostages held by ISIS in Syria ended in failure last night, according to reports.

The botched operations took place in ISIS’ de facto capital city of Raqqa yesterday – with the objective being to retrieve a number of hostages being held in the jihadist stronghold in northeastern Syria.

Among the captives they hoped to save was Muadh al-Kasasbeh – the Jordanian pilot who was captured by ISIS after his plane was downed over their territory.