Tag: Steven Sotloff

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ISIS Video Star ‘Jihadi John’ Targeted by U.S. Drone Strike

The English-speaking masked terrorist who has appeared in many ISIS murder videos, known as “Jihadi John” but long ago identified as 27-year-old British expatriate Mohammed Emwazi, has been targeted by a drone strike near the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa, Syria.

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Obama Angered Hostage Families With Bowe Bergdahl Swap

Later this afternoon, Obama is expected to meet with some of the families of the slain hostages and announce his new policy that would allow families to privately pay ransoms to terrorists to recover their loved ones. According to Foreign Policy, only 24 of the 82 families that the administration contacted chose to participate in the hostage review.

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Obama Finally Meets with ISIS Hostage Sotloff’s Family, 9 Months after Beheading

“President Obama met today with the family of Steven Sotloff — one of the American journalists brutally beheaded by ISIS last year,” ABC News reported Thursday. “The White House announced that Obama met with Art and Shirley Sotloff during his trip to Miami. The Sotloffs live in Florida, so the White House says it was ‘an appropriate occasion for the president to visit with them.'”