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Family of James Foley confirms he's dead

ROCHESTER, NH (WGME) -- U.S. officials are working to authenticate a  video posted online that appears to show ISIS militants executing journalist James Foley, of New Hampshire, missing for almost two years in the Middle East.

ISIS militants posted the video on YouTube Tuesday that appears to show Foley on his knees in an orange jumpsuit. The militants say his execution is in retaliation for recent U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq.
  
Foley disappeared in Syria in 2012.
  
Foley's family has confirmed his death on a webpage created to rally support for him. His mother says he "gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people."

The video also appears to show another American, TIME Magazine contributor Steve Sotloff, missing since 2013. The militants threaten to kill Sotloff.

President Obama is expected to speak about Foley's death on Wednesday.

YouTube has taken down the video. Twitter's CEO also says they are taking down any link to the execution they find being shared on the social media site.