The militant group ISIS says it beheaded American journalist James Foley. Foley was captured by the group in November 2012 in Syria. The beheading was posted on a YouTube video and contained a message for the U.S. to stop its military operations in Iraq.
In the video, Foley was heard to be saying that he wished he had more time and that he wished to see his family again. He was then beheaded.
U.S. intelligence is working quickly to verify the authenticity of the video. Caitlin Hayden, Spokeswoman at the NSC, said that more information would be forthcoming when it becomes available. The video also shows another American journalist, thought to be Steven Scotloff. His life has also been threatened and is dependent on whether the U.S. will continue their military support in Iraq.
ISIS has become increasingly active in both Syria and Iraq as the group continues its militant activity in the area. Steven Scotloff was kidnapped in Syria in 2013.
By Hans Benes