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James Foley's Family and Marquette University Release Statements on Jihadi John

U.S. forces targeted "Jihadi John," the man who has emerged as the masked face of ISIS, in an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, the Pentagon announced Thursday night.

James Foley's Family Released this Statement:

“It is a very small solace to learn that Jihadi John may have been killed by the U.S. government. His death does not bring Jim back.  If only so much effort had been given to finding and rescuing Jim and the other hostages who were subsequently murdered by ISIS, they might be alive today. Our focus is on Jim’s life and all the good that he did in the world. We remain humble and proud of his unwavering commitment to give voice to the voiceless as a journalist, a teacher and a friend.  As we continue to honor Jim’s life, we are grateful to the thousands of people who supported Jim throughout his captivity and who continue to support his legacy today through The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. The Foundation is committed to defending the rights of every American citizen by advocating for the safe release of Americans kidnapped abroad, advancing safety measures for freelance journalists in conflict zones, and providing underprivileged youth with access to education"

Marquette University Released this Statement:

The Marquette University community continues to keep James Foley and his family in our warmest thoughts and prayers. While we are aware of the most recent developments regarding those believed to be responsible for the despicable act leading to his death, our focus remains on celebrating James' life and hoping that his family and friends continue to heal and find some peace.

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