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Another U.S. journalist in jeopardy

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ISIS is threatening to kill another American if the U.S. doesn't stop its military operations. (Source: CNN) ISIS is threatening to kill another American if the U.S. doesn't stop its military operations. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - An American beheaded by ISIS militants may not be the last.

The group of Islamic extremists operating in Iraq and Syria wants the U.S. to stop assisting security forces in Iraq.

ISIS is threatening to kill another American if the U.S. doesn't stop its military operations.

James Foley was a U.S. citizen working as a freelance journalist in the Middle East. Foley disappeared in November 2012. Reports were that gunmen in northwest Syria forced him into a vehicle. His family hadn't heard from him since.

His captors killed him, the death shown in a video released Tuesday.

"This is a tragedy which is beyond imagining," Father Paul Gousse of Holy Rosary Church said. "There are no words to describe this kind of inhumanity."

Signs of grief show outside Foley's parents' house in Rochester, NH. After his death, his mother wrote on social media, "We have never been prouder of our son, Jim. he gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people."

"It's just devastating news. This is awful," Bobbi Ketcham, a neighbor, said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them," Jason Hussey said. "I mean, it's a horrible situation for any family to have to go through that."

ISIS, also known as ISIL and the Islamic State, showed another American journalist in its video, threatening to kill him, too, if the U.S. doesn't end its military operations in Iraq.

The demand came one day after U.S. air strikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi Security Forces retake the strategically important Mosul Dam from ISIS militants after a weekend of fighting.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on the video and the threat and that he'll continue to receive regular updates.

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