“I’ll regret that day for the rest of my life,” James Foley told The Associated Press in 2011. “I’ll regret what happened to Anton.”
Foley has worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, including Syria, Libya and Iraq. He and another journalist were working in the northern province of Idlib in Syria when they were kidnapped in November near the village of Taftanaz.
“He’s passionate about giving life to stories of people in conflict areas,” Foley’s father said Thursday.
Asked if Foley had any reservations about going to Syria, Diane Foley replied softly: “Not enough.”