According to The New York Post, the brother of an American journalist killed by Islamic State terrorists told a judge that he had killed his brother. "many times" Looked at the pen. Journalist, James Foley, in 2014 "jihadi john" The infamous knife-wielding executioner of the Islamic State had killed him. A video of Foley in an orange jumpsuit was uploaded to YouTube by the terror group that shocked the world.
Foley’s brother Michael on Monday appeared in a court in Virginia, United States, for the Islamic State. Testified against hostage taker Al Shafi Elsheikh. Elsheikh was allegedly a member of the infamous IS kidnapping and murder cell, which was popularized because of his British accent. "The Beatles" was known as. "jihadi john" Was also part of a four-member group. He was killed in a drone strike in 2015.
27 people abducted
The group kidnapped at least 27 people in Syria between 2012 and 2015 , including several European journalists who were released after a ransom. But Michael said that the terrorist group did something ‘strange’. Demands, including 100 million euros and the release of Islamic prisoners, showed that they were never serious about sparing Foley.
‘I didn’t want to believe’
James Foley’s mother said she initially expected reports of her son being killed "some cruel joke" Was. Diane Foley told the court, "I didn’t want to believe it." They said, "It sounded awful." Folie said that hope was later lost when US President Barack Obama confirmed on television that James had indeed been killed by his IS militants. The journalist’s father also attended Monday’s hearing but did not take a stand.
New Hampshire-born James Foley worked as a freelance photographer. He left for Syria in October 2012 to document the raging civil war. The war photographer was killed in Raqqa, Syria at the age of 40.
Elsheikh denies the allegations
Meanwhile, the court in the United States Elsheikh, 33, the most high-profile IS member to face action, has denied the allegations, and his lawyers claim his arrest was a case of mistaken identity. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
ElSheikh is charged with hostage-taking, plotting to murder US citizens, and supporting a foreign terrorist organization.
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