Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom

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Related media Travel deals WASHINGTON – (AP) — The Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros– in ransom for his release, a U.S. official said Thursday. The demands were sent in emails to Foley’s family in New Hampshire, a second U.S. official said. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ransom demands by name. Foley’s former employer said that the militants first demanded money late last year. GlobalPost…

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