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First name:  Steven

Last name:  Sotloff

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Freelance
  • Born:  United States

  • Died:  2 Sept 2014 Syria
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes


Hostage since august 2013, he was the second foreign journalist to be beheaded by the Jihadi militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The video was released online.

  • A 31-year-old freelancer, Sotloff grew up in Miami and majored in journalism at the University of Central Florida. He specialized in covering the Arab world and had reported for many US publications including Time, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy and World Affairs.


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