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The International Effort
to Free James Foley

ABC News, by Matthew Mosk*

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/20/2014 4:08:32 AM

Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries. While officials continue to study and try to authenticate the grisly video that appears to show Foley’s execution at the hands of a captor from the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, details are now starting to emerge about the fevered efforts to gain his release. Video Appears to Show Beheading of Journalist James Foley, Who Went Missing in Syria

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Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries. While officials continue to study and try to authenticate the grisly video that appears to show Foley’s execution at the hands of a captor from the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, details are now starting to emerge about the fevered efforts to gain his release. Video Appears to Show Beheading of Journalist James Foley, Who Went Missing in Syria

   

 

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