Starting in late 2012, Westerners working in Syria -- journalists
and aid workers -- began disappearing without a trace. A year later
the world learned they had been taken hostage by the Islamic State.
Throughout 2014, all the Europeans came home, first the Spanish,
then the French, then an Italian, a German, and a Dane. In August
2014, the Islamic State began executing the Americans -- including
journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, followed by... more...