UN Chief condemns "horrific murder" of US journalist in Iraq

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The Secretary-General has strongly condemned the horrific murder of an American journalist in Iraq.

According to media reports, James Foley was last seen in Syria in 2012.

His murder has reportedly been claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) through a graphic video of the journalist's beheading.

The UN Chief has called for the perpetrators of this act and other such "horrific crimes" to be brought to justice.

Stéphane Dujarric is the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

"The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the horrific murder of journalist James Foley, an abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to wage against the people of Iraq and Syria."

Mr Ban Ki-moon extended his deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Foley.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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