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The White House said the commandos failed to find Foley or other hostages and it was prompted to make the announcement after several U.S. news organizations learned of the operation.The U.S. military incursion into the heart of ISIS territory, made on U.S. Independence Day, ended in disappointment when the soldiers found no prisoners.U.S. officials said "many" ISIS fighters were killed and one American soldier was wounded when a helicopter came under fire. Raqaoui's account puts the number of wounded U.S. soldiers at two.It was the first direct ground engagement between the U.S. and ISIS militants, and the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria since the start of its civil war in 2011 .Rami Abdel-Rahman, founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in the Syrian war via a network of activists across the country, said at the time of the operation last month that his activists in Raqqa received a report from a single source close to the ISIS saying there had been a raid in the area by American troops.
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