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    ABC News: Investigative Unit

  • ‘Apparent’ That James Foley Executioner Is British: Official

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    The White House said today the video showing the murder of American journalist James Foley at the hand of an Islamic militant “is authentic,� a determination that came hours after a top British official said it was “apparent� the masked executioner was from the United Kingdom.
  • US Working to Authenticate Purported Execution Video

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    A disturbing video posted online appears to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while covering the Syrian conflict in 2012.
  • The International Effort to Free James Foley

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    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...
  • Obama: Mosul Dam No Longer Under ISIS Control

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    President Obama said today that Kurdish and Iraqi forces have retaken the Mosul Dam in Iraq, a decaying, dangerous structure that, with or without brutal extremists in charge, threatens millions of people downstream.
  • Al Qaeda Begs For American Hostage Swap

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Al Qaeda issued another, more urgent public plea Wednesday to the family of American hostage Warren Weinstein to pressure Washington to negotiate for his release, but his wife told ABC News she feels "powerless" to help free him after three years.
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