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White House regrets exposing faces of Special Forces troops in Israel

An Instagram photo failed to obscure faces.

The White House at night. Credit: Orhan Cam/Shutterstock.
The White House at night. Credit: Orhan Cam/Shutterstock.

The Biden administration received criticism following a social-media posting that sought to thank members of a U.S. Army Special Forces unit for “their bravery and the work they’re doing in response to the Hamas terrorist attacks” but instead put soldiers’ lives in jeopardy.

The photo, shared on Instagram during U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel this week, showed three faces of soldiers and received hundreds of thousands of views before its removal an hour later.

“As soon as this was brought to our attention, we immediately deleted the photo. We regret the error and any issues this may have caused,” a White House spokesperson said to Fox News.

U.S. Special Forces have gone to Israel to assist the Israel Defense Forces in rescuing hostages; at the same time, American special operatives in Europe have been placed on high alert.

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