James Foley

19 August 2014

The American Freelance journalist was killed by the Islamic State (IS) militants who posted online a video footage showing his gruesome the beheading.

The IS said that Foley was murdered in retaliation to US airstrikes against the jihadi group in Iraq. He had covered the conflict in Libya where he was also detained and on his release, moved to

report on the fighting in Syria for various media organisations, including the GlobalPost and the AFP.