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Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Journalist’s Beheading

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The FBI and federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into the Islamic State beheading of American journalist James Foley, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vowing Thursday that those responsible for the videotaped slaying will be held responsible. “We have an open criminal investigation,” […]

August 21, 2014

United States Reveals Failed Bid To Rescue Hostages

by Jérôme Cartillier Washington (AFP) — U.S. special forces were sent into Syria this year to try to rescue American hostages held by Islamist militants, U.S. officials said, as international revulsion mounted Thursday over the beheading of journalist James Foley. President Barack Obama demanded that the world take action against the “cancer” of jihadist extremism […]

August 21, 2014