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FBI chief calls Islamic terror group 'savages'

FBI director calls Islamic terror group behind journalist slaying 'savages'
Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press

DENVER - Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.

Comey said his agency had been investigating Foley's kidnapping for two years until Tuesday, when the militants released a video showing his beheading in Syria. They also threatened to kill a second hostage, Steven Sotloff, if U.S. airstrikes against the militants in Iraq continued.

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