Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 10:28
Obama urges joint effort to end jihadist 'cancer'
US President Barack Obama called for a joint effort to eliminate the "cancer" of jihadist terror in Iraq and Syria yesterday after Islamic State militants murdered an American journalist.
Obama said the entire world was appalled by the beheading of 40-year-old reporter James Foley, which the IS fighters videotaped and published on the Internet.
Obama praised Foley, a freelance reporter who contributed to GlobalPost, AFP and other outlets before being kidnapped two years ago, as a courageous journalist working in dangerous area and "bearing witness to the lives of people a world away."