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