American freelance photo-journalist James Wright Foley has been beheaded by ISIS in a video message posted online and titled as ‘A Message to America’.
Although some media sites say it’s not certain if the man in the video is actually Foley.
Foley has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage while reporting from Syria. ISIS posted the extremely graphic video to social media as proof of their barbaric action.
Foley addresses the camera before he is killed and labels the US government his real killers as a man in black robes armed with a gun stands over him. The journalist who has been missing for almost two years then leaves a haunting message for his brother, John, who is in the US Airforce. James Foley said:
“I died that day, John, when your colleagues dropped that bomb on these people. They signed my death certificate.”
ISIS, which has claimed control of most of northern Iraq and parts of Syria is threatening to kill Time journalist Joel Sotloff next unless President Obama ceases attacks on the terror group.
Foley’s family including parents John and Diane, of Rochester, New Hampshire have publicly appealed for their son’s release. Foley was previously held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya.
Source: DailyMail UK | NY Daily News