ISIS militant in James Foley beheading video has been identified: FBI director

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(CNN) -- 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.

Since August, ISIS has beheaded Foley, American journalist Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines, gruesomely showing their killings in videos posted online.

This is a developing story; refresh for updates


James Foley remembered as ‘brave and tireless’ journalist

James Foley’s final months: Strength amid mock executions, taunting emails

US special forces tried to rescue James Foley earlier this summer