Ambassador: UK close to Identifying Foley killer

London - Britain's ambassador to the United States says police and spy agencies are close to identifying the English-accented militant depicted on video showing the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley.

Peter Westmacott told CNN on Sunday that "we're not far away" from naming the man in the Islamic State group video.

He said investigators were using techniques including sophisticated voice-recognition software to identify the masked, knife-wielding figure.

British newspapers reported on Sunday that investigators were looking at several British jihadi thought to be in the Raqqa area of Syria.

One is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from London, who reportedly has joined militants in Syria. He is the son of Abdel Abdul Bary, an alleged al-Qaeda operative who was extradited from Britain to the US in 2012 to face terrorism charges.

- AP
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Sea Weed 2014-08-24 08:06:31 PM
Forget the jihadist who beheaded the journalist...just nuke the entire region...problem solved
Abu Muhammad 2014-08-24 08:35:07 PM
How did ISIS get Foley, he was kidnapped in 2012 by forces loyal to Bashar al-Asad? 2 years later he is supposedly beheaded by ISIS, his executioner speaks english with a british accent and has his face covered? the video was definitely a fake! the blood splatter is totally wrong, at the end its clear the body on the floor is a dummy! it looks like a beheading from a holywood movie
Ndlovu Bigone 2014-08-24 08:38:13 PM
Sure Mohammed ,with all these conspiracy theories when it comes to denying the truth by the Muslims ,maybe it's Netanyahu himself.
Makhulu Zulu 2014-08-24 09:11:37 PM
Must be Obama Bin Laden
MeThinks 2014-08-24 09:53:17 PM
Hunt him down and give him what he deserves: sweet justice
Viman Singh 2014-08-24 10:35:27 PM
Maybr its time to nuke the entire syrian iraq region. Its sad that the kids die but its for the better of greater mankind.