Men claiming to be part of terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) posted a video allegedly showing the beheading of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley, who disappeared in northwest Syria on November 22, 2012. The White House said they have not yet confirmed the authenticity of the video.
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Video Believed to be authentic http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/215579-white-house-foley-beheading-video-authentic
Four French journalists who were held captive for 10 months in Syria were released late Friday and were on their way home, President François Hollande’s office said Saturday.
Read about it here: French Journalists Are Freed in Syria – NY Times April 19, 2014
CPJ quotes Paul Wood, a BBC Middle East correspondent who covered Iraq and numerous other wars, as saying the Syrian conflict “is the most difficult one we’ve done.” Bashar al-Assad’s government sought to cut off the flow of information by barring entry to international reporters, forcing Wood and many other international journalists to travel clandestinely into Syria to cover the conflict. “We’ve hidden in vegetable trucks, been chased by Syrian police—things happen when you try to report covertly.”