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The mother of American journalist James Foley, apparently executed by Islamic State jihadists, on Wednesday paid tribute to her son who she said had died trying to expose the suffering of the Syrian people. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the Islamist group released a video showing a masked militant beheading a man resembling Foley, who has been missing since he was seized in Syria November 2012. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people," Foley's mother Diane said in a Facebook message to supporters. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.