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ISIS Tortured James Foley, other Westerners using CIA tactics

This hand out picture courtesy of Nicole Tung taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo shows US freelance reporter James Foley (AFP Photo / Nicole Tung)

This hand out picture courtesy of Nicole Tung taken on November 5, 2012 in Aleppo shows US freelance reporter James Foley (AFP Photo / Nicole Tung)

The American photojournalist who was beheaded by Islamic State militants was also tortured using some of the same methods employed by the CIA in its controversial, post-9/11 interrogation program.

James Foley was subjected to waterboarding multiple times while being imprisoned by the Islamic State, as were three other kidnapped Westerners. According to the Washington Post, several unnamed American officials confirmed the news, with one adding that Foley “suffered a lot of physical abuse” before his death.

A French journalist who was held by the Islamic State along with Foley said, in addition to waterboarding, the American was punished even more than others after militants discovered his brother was a member of the US Air Force.

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