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Free james foley
Aug 21, 2014
5:56 pm
BOSTON, Mass. — On Aug. 12, American journalist James Foley's parents received an email from their son’s captors stating that he would be executed. The Foley family has agreed to release the email from Foley’s captors. GlobalPost has chosen to publish it in full to provide the public with further understanding of the threats, motivations and tactics of the Islamic State, particularly as they concern Americans and US foreign policy.
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Captured by Gaddafi loyalists in 2011, James Foley spent 44 days in captivity.
Aug 20, 2014
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Foley photo syria
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Aug 20, 2014
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A video of the American journalist’s beheading by Islamist militants appears to be having the opposite of its intended effect.
Aug 20, 2014
10:07 pm
The journalist killed by militants on Tuesday was among those US Special Operations commandos tried to save.
Aug 21, 2014
9:29 am
Homepage chatter v2
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Aug 20, 2014
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There was no official confirmation from Israel that it had tried to kill Mohammed Deif.
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Need to Know, Iraq
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The American intelligence community says the video is authentic.
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Aug 19, 2014
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'We have never been prouder of our son and brother Jim.'
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