- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The family of a journalist beheaded by the Islamic State fighter known as “Jihadi John” said a U.S. drone strike targeting the extremist provides little comfort.

Diane and John Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire, the parents of James Foley, say in a statement released Friday that the U.S. should spend as much effort finding and rescuing hostages as it does hunting down extremists.

James Foley was abducted in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012 and hadn’t been seen until a video showing his killing was posted on the Internet in August 2014.

Mohammed Emzawi, known as Jihadi John, was targeted overnight by a U.S. drone strike in Syria; it’s not known if he was killed.

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation advocates for the release of Americans kidnapped abroad.

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