U.S. confirms man in IS execution video as journalist James FoleyUpdated: 2014-08-21 05:00:43 KST
Time now for a look through the international headlines we're following this morning. For that, we turn to our Eunice Kim, at the NewsCenter. Good morning, Eunice.
Good morning, Mark. U.S. intelligence has confirmed the man in the Islamic State video purported to show the beheading of an American journalist is in fact, James Foley.
U.S. President Barack Obama called the execution "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world", as he characterized the jihadist group to a "cancer" that has "no ideology of any value to human beings."
He showed no signs of pulling back its airstrikes in Iraq that have been supporting Kurdish pershmerga fighters with success claiming a significant victory in the reclaiming of the Mosul Dam.
The graphic video, posted on YouTube and titled, "A Message to America", had threatened to kill another captured U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff if the U.S. does not pull out of Iraq.
The man, draped in black, standing behind the Americans threatened in an apparent British accent, the "bloodshed of your people".
Freelance journalist James Foley had spent many years covering the world's conflict regions. He went missing in Syria in 2012.
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