(National Post) James Foley, the American journalist kidnapped and beheaded by ISIS in Syria, sacrificed a chance to escape because he did not want to leave his British colleague John Cantlie behind, a fellow hostage has revealed.
Javier Espinosa, who was held with both men by the gang of British jihadists known as "The Beatles", disclosed how Foley and Cantlie twice attempted to escape from their makeshift prison.
On the second occasion, after both men had already freed themselves of their shackles, Foley had clambered over a wall and was waiting for Cantlie to follow when they were spotted by a guard. Rather than seizing the chance to flee alone, Foley chose to give himself up.
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