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"Moderate Syrian Rebels" That Regime Wants To Support Sold Steven Sotloff To ISIS

September 9, 2014

"...'These so-called moderate rebels that people want us, our administration, to support, one of them sold him probably for something between $25,000 - $50,000,' he said, getting in a dig at other U.S. politicians in favor of backing Syrian rebels, including Republican Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

According to Barfi, Sotloff's name was wrongly included on a list of activists responsible for the bombing of a hospital.

While at the border crossing, Barfi says, someone made a phone call to ISIS, and Sotloff was later apprehended at a fake check point.

On September 2, 2014, extremists affiliated with the Islamic State released am undated video of Sotloff being beheaded by a masked man. Government officials confirmed hours later that the man who was murdered in the video was indeed Sotloff.

Sotloff is the second American journalist ISIS has murdered on camera. The first was James 'Jim' Foley, who was beheaded in an undated video released by ISIS in August.

Fearing public outrage over the two atrocities, Obama administration officials told the press about a failed mission to rescue Sotloff and Foley.

Barfi pushed back on Monday on administration officials' claims that the government did everything it could to save the two men and warned that the Sotloff family would have 'to speak out to set the record straight' if administration officials continued to 'leak' information to the press..."

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