IS Release A Video Beheading A US Journalist

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IS has recently release a video showing an IS fighter beheading a US journalist as an act of revenge as US warplanes keep striking IS in Iraq. Jim Foley went missing in Syria in 2012.

IS fighter about to behead Jim Foley
IS fighter about to behead Jim Foley

The victim Jim Foley wearing an orange outfit, makes a statement during the five-minute video entitled ‘A message to America’ released by the Islamic State Al-Furqan foundation.

During the speech Jim said he wanted to call on family, friends and loved ones to ‘rise up against my real killers, the US government. For what will happen to me is only the result of their complacency and criminality’.

The statement, during which he is seen to pause and take deep breaths, ended with him saying he wished he could see his family again.

The IS fighter standing next to him is then seen brandishing a knife before accusing America of ‘aggression towards the Islamic state’.

After the victim is apparently beheaded, another man, said to be journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, who went missing near the border of Syria and Turkey last year, is shown at the end of the video, with the IS fighter saying his life depends on President Obama’s