James Foley (journalist), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Foley (journalist)

American journalist

Date of Birth: 18-Oct-1973

Place of Birth: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States

Date of Death: 19-Aug-2014

Profession: teacher, photojournalist, journalist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About James Foley (journalist)

  • James Wright Foley (October 18, 1973 – c.
  • August 19, 2014) was an American journalist and video reporter.
  • While working as a freelance war correspondent during the Syrian Civil War, he was abducted on November 22, 2012, in northwestern Syria.
  • He was beheaded in August 2014 purportedly as a response to American airstrikes in Iraq, thus becoming the first American citizen killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).Before he became a journalist, Foley was an instructor for Teach For America.
  • In 2008, he became an embedded journalist with USAID-funded development projects in Iraq, and in 2011 he wrote for the military newspaper Stars and Stripes in Afghanistan, and GlobalPost in Libya.
  • There, he was captured by Gaddafi loyalist forces and held for 44 days.
  • The next year, James Foley was captured in Syria while he was working for Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost.

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