James Foley's Last Images of the Syrian War

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Slain U.S. journalist James Foley's intrepid reporting in Syria gave civilians across the world a glimpse into the country's brutal civil war, one video report at a time.

Even after his death at the hands of ISIS, those clips live on.

ISIS: Trail of Terror

Could Money Have Saved James Foley?

Some of his final footage was taken in the August of 2012 in Aleppo, the country's largest city and the site of many attacks between the Syrian army and rebel forces. Foley, who was captured in November, ventured into dangerous territory to capture the clashes from the frontlines.

His camera rolled as Syrian rebels carried a wounded fighter to safety in Aleppo, and later as other fighters armed with machine guns patrolled the streets, eager to put an end to Muammar Gaddafi's reign. Another clip films an attack by the Syrian army on the city of Saraqeb.

Foley's reporting showed us what life was like for Syria's civilians, too. In one clip, he spoke to wounded children - including a 13-year-old boy who was struck by a bomb dropped from a helicopter as he waited in a bread line, and a man whose injured 8-year-old daughter was turned away from the hospital, because there was no room.

He videotaped a young couple's wedding ceremony in Aleppo, capturing the heartfelt moment a Syrian rebel sniper exchanged rings with his bride, a young nurse who treated his leg wound.

After Gaddafi was killed in October, Foley recorded reactions from rebel fighters in Sirte, where the dictator died.

The terrorist group ISIS beheaded Foley in a disturbing video posted online Tuesday. Foley, originally from New Hampshire, was a journalist for publications including GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse.

Related Topics:
news abc news national
(Copyright ©2014 ABC News Internet Ventures.)

Load Comments