Ambassador: UK close to Identifying Foley killer

-A A +A

Monday, August 25, 2014


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

Peter Westmacott told CNN 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 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)

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
Sun.Star Jobs
  • Habemus Papam
  • goodearth
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • Sinulog
  • Pnoy
  • Technology
  • Pacman blog
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Calamity Report
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Philippine Polls
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • Obituary
  • Festivals
  • ePaper