‘His legacy lives on through his bravery’, says mother of murdered James Foley – as IS ‘Beatle’ sentenced

The graphic video of James Foley’s murder was, for many in America and elsewhere, a grim introduction to the brutal world of Islamic State.

Taken hostage while covering the civil war in Syria, the 40-year-old freelance journalist from Illinois was held for two years and became the first US citizen to be killed by the terror group.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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