Reports: Isis may have tried to ransom reporter
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - There are reports that the Islamic terror group Isis may have tried to ransom reporter James Foley.
The New York Time reports a source close to the Foley family says Isis was pressing the U.S. to pay millions of dollars for his release.
But the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists.
We have since learned U.S. troops were sent on a mission to try to rescue Foley and other hostages earlier this summer.
They were not at the location intelligence had identified.
Foley was taken prisoner back in 2012 while covering the war in Syria.
His family says he felt compelled to be there to be a witness to history.
Meantime, the president strongly condemned the murder carried out by Isis.
"Isis has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt," said President Obama.
Despite threats by militants to kill more American hostages in Syria, the U.S. launched a new barrage of airstrikes in Iraq against the militant group.
The president says there are no plans to scale back its mission.