James Foley (journalist)

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James Wright Foley
Born(1973-10-18)October 18, 1973
DisappearedNovember 22, 2012
Diedc. August 19, 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 40)
Cause of deathBeheading
Other namesJim Foley
Agence France-Presse
Parent(s)John Foley
Diane Foley[1]

James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 – c. August 19, 2014) was an American photojournalist. He was abducted in northwestern Syria on November 22, 2012,[2] while working for the U.S.-based online news outlet GlobalPost.[3]

He was beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at an unknown desert location in August 2014 in revenge for United States airstrikes on the group.[4][5] His family, President Obama and the United States National Security Council all confirmed that a video of his death was real. Foley's beheading marked the first time ISIS had killed an American citizen.

References[change | change source]

  1. "James Foley's Parents Recall Son's 'Big Heart'". ABC News. American Broadcasting Corporation. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. "American journalist abducted in Syria". CNN. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. "Reported beheading of James Foley not yet verified". GlobalPost. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  4. "Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley". CNN.com. 20 August 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  5. Arkin, Daniel (19 August 2014). "James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed by ISIS". NBC News. Retrieved 19 August 2014.