The United States believes it has identified the ISIS militant in the video showing American journalist James Foley’s killing, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.
In the video, the militant wears a mask and is dressed head to toe in black. He wields a knife and speaks in a British accent.
U.S. analysts have said it’s not possible to know from the video who, exactly, carried out Foley’s killing, because the entire slaying is not shown. The masked militant moves a knife across Foley’s neck, then the picture fades to black.
Since August, ISIS has beheaded Foley, American journalist Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines, gruesomely showing their killings in videos posted online.