American Journalist Killed by ISIS militants

ROCHESTER, N.H. (WTNH) —  People in New Hampshire and across the nation are mourning the loss of an American journalist killed in the Middle East.

40-year-old James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire, died at the hands of ISIS militants, beheaded while doing a job he loved.

Foley disappeared in 2012 while covering the escalating violence in Syria.  Yesterday ISIS militants released the horrific video of his execution. It has yet to be authenticated.

In the video it appears Foley is reading a forced statement denouncing U.S. airstrikes against ISIS.

The video also shows another American, Steven Sotloff, being threatened by a masked man.

Foley’s family has released a statement saying how proud they are of Foley, exposing the suffering of the Syrian people.




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