Mr. Foley and Mr. Cantlie were the first in the group to be abducted, and Mr. Foley was the first to be publicly beheaded.
1- James Foley, American journalist
2- John Cantlie, British journalist
3- Sergey Gorbunov, Russian engineer*
The militants killed Mr. Gorbunov and showed the other hostages a video of his body.
4 – Federico Motka, Italian aid worker
5 – David Cawthorne Haines, British aid worker
Mr. Haines was the third hostage to be publicly beheaded.
6 – Daniel Rye Ottosen, Danish photojournalist
Mr. Ottosen was one of several prisoners who succeeded in smuggling out letters to the families of remaining hostages.
7- Edouard Elias, French photojournalist
8- Toni Neukirch, German citizen
9 – Nicolas Hénin, French journalist
10 – Pierre Torres, French photojournalist
11 – Steven J. Sotloff, American journalist
Mr. Sotloff was kidnapped minutes after entering Syria. He was beheaded shortly after Mr. Foley.
12 – Female American aid worker
13 – Marc Marginedas, Spanish war correspondent
14 – Javier Espinosa, Spanish journalist
15 – Ricardo García Vilanova, Spanish photojournalist
16 – Peter Kassig, American aid worker
The militants have identified Mr. Kassig as the next hostage to be killed.
17 – Alan Henning, British aid worker
Mr. Henning cashed in his savings to buy a used ambulance. He was the fourth hostage beheaded.
18 – Belgian aid worker
19 – Danish aid worker
20 – Swiss aid worker
21 – Swedish aid worker
22 – Peruvian aid worker
Where the hostages were captured 1 -23 respectively :