Tuesday, August 19, 2014

American journalist abducted in Syria killed by jihadists – Release

The Islamic state, a group of jihadist extremists, claims to have beheaded the American journalist James Foley in retaliation for American air strikes in Iraq. In a video posted Tuesday on the internet, the Islamic state shows a masked man dressed in black who seems to cut the throat of the journalist.

James Foley was abducted by armed men in Syria in November 2012. His family posted a message online after the release of video calling time “to find answers.” Foley, who for 40 years was an experienced reporter, was notably covered the conflict in Libya before traveling to Syria, where he covered the uprising against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad for Global Post, AFP and other media. According to several accounts, James Foley was abducted in northern Syria 22 November 2012 His family, who had launched an information campaign, had heard nothing since.

Video a little less than five minutes, entitled “Message to America” ​​was shot in a desert area without being able to know where. The masked man who seems to proceed with the execution of journalist speaks English with a British accent.

In the end, the masked man said to hold a second American journalist and threatened to subject him to the same fate.

Jeb Boone’s colleague James Foley called on Twitter not to watch the video in order to respect his memory.

Others call Don’ts Video circulated on social networks.



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