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Foley was part of a new wave in Syria

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James Foley, the 40-year-old American executed by the militant Islamic State group after nearly two years in captivity and an unsuccessful U.S. rescue attempt this summer, was part of a new wave of journalists in Syria.

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In this November 2012, file photo, American journalist James Foley is seen while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley -- and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Show/Hide caption

In this November 2012, file photo, American journalist James Foley is seen while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley -- and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. - Nicole Tung / The Associated Press Files

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