Who was James Foley?

Posted: 12:16 PM EDT Aug 21, 2014   Updated: 11:46 AM EST Nov 13, 2015

James Foley was an American photojournalist who went missing in Syria. Learn more about the life of the man whose his parents call a "martyr for freedom." The man believed to have executed Foley, "Jihadi John," is now believed dead.

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In announcing a drone strike in November, the Pentagon did not say definitively that Mohammed Emwazi, aka "Jihadi John," had been killed. But officials expressed confidence he is dead. Emwazi was featured in the beheading videos of American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley.

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