American journalist killed by an IS fighter thought to be from London

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American journalist killed by an IS fighter thought to be from London
20th August 2014

The Foreign Secretary has condemned the killing. Our reporter James Banks repots from outside the Foreign Office. The Islamic State released a video of a brutal beheading of James Foley online. Foley had been missing since 2012, after reporting extensively across the Middle East for the US Global Post and other media outlets.

In a video called ‘A Message To America’ James Foley gives a message to his family and links his death to the US bombing campaign of the Islamic State in Iraq. The masked man that carried out the beheading of James Foley has been identified as a Londoner. The man speaks in an English accent, and the way in which he pronounces certain vowels indicates he is from the capital. 

The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond has said that the UK authorities are trying to identify the IS militant in the video, but also says “it’s been widely reported that he has a British accent…But I can’t absolutely confirm that he is from London.

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