Threats against Foley's life last week
BOSTON- The CEO of the news organization James Foley was working for says Foley's kidnappers threatened to kill him last week in response to U.S. air strikes in Iraq.
GlobalPost's Philip Balboni says Foley's family was sent a threatening email that was "full of rage" but made no demands.
Blaboni says the kidnappers ignored pleas for mercy. Foley was beheaded by Islamic militants and a recording of the murder was released on Tuesday and verified by U.S. authorities that it was Foley who died.
He was working as a freelance reporter for GlobalPost when he was abducted in Syria two years ago.
Balboni says his company spent millions on efforts to free Foley, even hiring and international security team.
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