ISIS militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley

James Wright Foley
James Wright Foley

Militants from Islamic State (Isis) claimed to have killed an American journalist long held captive in Syria in retaliation for ongoing US airstrikes against its forces in Iraq.

The Guardian – Spencer Ackerman

A propaganda video circulated on Tuesday showed a masked Isis fighter beheading a kneeling man dressed in an orange jumpsuit who is purported to be James Wright Foley, a photojournalist who went missing in Syria in 2012.

The masked executioner spoke in English, with a hint of a British accent, and said that the slaying came in response to the airstrikes ordered by President Barack Obama against Isis 12 days ago.