An American journalist has been killed by Islamic State militants, the group claims. The White House is working to determine whether a video of the alleged execution of James Foley is authentic.
A US Government spokeswoman said:
If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist.
– US Government spokeswoman
Mr Foley went missing in Syria in 2012. We spoke to journalist Sara Williams who said "it's devastating news thinking about these people's families and friends and the organisations that work with them".