Execution of James Foley Sparks Outrage
US Will Confront ISIL No Matter What Happens
The brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley by the notorious ISIL group has sparked outrage among Americans and shocked people around the world in the midst of turmoil engulfing Iraq.
In a press statement in Washington DC, US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed sadness and said the American people mourn the death of the Mr. Foley.
"Teresa and I, along with members of my family who got to know James' mother Diane and his brother, are heartbroken for all of the Foleys." - Secretary Kerry
James Foley was an American freelance photojournalist. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
US Will Never Back Down Against ISIL
Saying that an evil is facing the world again, Secretary Kerry warned the US will continue to confront ISIL wherever it tries to spread its despicable hatred.
"The world must know that the United States of America will never back down in the face of such evil." - Secretary Kerry
Secretary Kerry said ISIL and the wickedness it represents must be destroyed, and those responsible for this heinous, vicious atrocity will be held accountable.
After the murder of the American journalist, the angry US President Obama denounced the execution and warned that ISIL that it has no place in the 21st century.
Barbaric Murder Of James Foley
The extremist group beheaded Foley in a video posted online Tuesday evening. Prior to his execution, ISIS warned the White House they planned to kill Foley to avenge airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq.
The 40 year old journalist had been missing since he was abducted in Syria in 2012.
US Honors James Foley for His Bravery
Secretary Kerry commended James Foley for his bravery. Nothing could stop him from sharing with the world the reality of what was happening on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the struggle against a brutal dictator in Libya, and he was just as determined to do the same from Syria.
"He was brave and bold, and no masked coward can ever steal the legacy of this courageous American who lived out the meaning of the word journalism." - Secretary Kerry
ISIL A Threat To Iraq's Stability
In June this year, Iraq's notorious rebel fighters seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul.
The rebel fighters popularly known as the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISIL, made advances in the city where hundreds of rebels launched an assault on Mosul, creating clamor and mass displacements in the city.
Before they gained control of the city, the jihadist rebel group took control of the governor's headquarters and TV stations.
The recent terroristic moves are not something new for ISIL - the group is known for its insurgency operations in Nineveh and other provinces.
Mosul is the second city to be seized by ISIL militants this year. The Iraqi government lost control of Fallujah earlier this year.
With the raging aggression in Mosul, the International Organization for Migration estimates that the number of people displaced by violence in Mosul and surrounding areas of Ninewa governorate in recent days may have reached 500,000.
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