Syrian activists pay tribute to beheaded American journalist
Anti-government activists in Syria have paid tribute to American war journalist James Foley, who is believed to have been beheaded by militants Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.
A freelance war journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, Mr Foley disappeared in northern Syria in November 2012 when a car he was travelling in was stopped by militants in a contested battle zone.
A brutal propaganda video released on Tuesday by IS - formerly known as Isis - appeared to show Mr Foley kneeling on the ground in the desert, being beheaded by a black-clad rebel. A day later, US officials speaking on a condition of anonymity said they believe that the footage is real.
Separately, his parents confirmed on a Facebook page dedicated to their son’s release that the 40-year-old reporter had died. “We have never been prouder of our son Jim,” the page read.