Middle East

Family releases James Foley’s final letter

BEIRUT: The family of American journalist James Foley, killed last week by ISIS militants, released his final letter, dictated to a fellow hostage who was released in June. 

In the message, Foley mentions that he was kept in a cell with 17 others, with whom he played games to pass the time: “The games and teaching each other have helped the time pass. 

They have been a huge help. We repeat stories and laugh to break the tension.” Foley was beheaded last week by ISIS militants, in what they said was a response to U.S. airstrikes against their positions in Iraq. 

The letter was shared on the Find James Foley Facebook page, now used by his family and friends as a space for commemoration,

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 26, 2014, on page 8.




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