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August 20 2014 6:00;
On: 08/20/2014 6:31
James Foley, abducted in Syria in November 2012, was killed by the jihadists of the Islamic state (EI)
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James Foley was kidnapped in 2012 (Photo: Keystone / AP / Nicole Tung)
reporter 40 years was captured in November 2012 in the northeast of Syria while covering the war Civil several media, including AFP. He previously covered the conflict in Libya before traveling to Syria, where he followed the uprising against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.
The White House has declared Tuesday “horrified” by the alleged beheading of James Foley, noting that intelligence agencies were trying to verify the authenticity of the video posted by the jihadists.
“We have seen a video that purports to show the murder of American citizens by James Foley IA. If it is genuine, we are horrified by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist, “said Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman of the National Security Council in a statement.
The IU adds another detain American journalist Steven Sotloff, and warned that its fate will depend on future decisions of Barack Obama.
L The authenticity of the video, entitled “A Message to America” and lasts a little less than five minutes, could not be verified immediately. Tour in a desert area, it shows some semblance cut the throat of the journalist and masked man dressed in black. The executioner speaks English with a British accent.
On his Facebook page and his Twitter account, the support committee of the journalist states that it has no confirmation yet. “We know that many of you are waiting for a confirmation or answers. Be patient until we have more information, and keep Foley in your thoughts and prayers, “he wrote.
Coming from Al Qaeda, IE, former State Islamic Iraq and Levant (EIIL), proclaimed a “caliphate” on part of the territories of Syria and Iraq, where its fighters operate. US warplanes bombarded for ten days in northern Iraq.