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U.S. Rescue Attempt in Afghanistan Missed Western Hostages by Hours | The New York Times

U.S. Rescue Attempt in Afghanistan Missed Western Hostages by Hours | The New York Times

Navy SEALs led an unsuccessful raid last month to free an American university professor and his Australian colleague who are being held by the Taliban, engaging in a fierce gun battle with dozens of insurgents at a remote compound in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, American officials said Thursday.

The officials said the rescue mission began in the days after the professors, Kevin King, the American, and Timothy Weeks, the Australian, were taken at gunpoint on Aug. 7 from their vehicle in Kabul near the campus of the American University of Afghanistan

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