Search continues for Foley's murderers, look into Douglas McCain

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) - There has been an update on the hunt for terrorists who killed an American journalist in Iraq, and an American believed to be with that group has been killed.

Douglas McArthur McCain is the first American killed fighting with the Jihadist group Isis.

His cousin insists McCain was not a terrorist:

"My cousin wouldn't support a terrorist group like that or any group like that," said Douglas's cousin Kenyatta McCain. "He's a very humble, caring man."

McCain grew up in Chicago and Minnesota. He was arrested nine times and converted to Islam. He even tweeted about joining Isis overseas.

Syrian rebels, backed by the US, killed him last weekend.

Now military surveillance planes are flying over Iraq trying to identify which Isis member beheaded American journalist James Foley.

There was a vigil Tuesday night at Marquette University. Foley was an alum.

President Obama told the American Legion Foley's death won't be forgotten.

"To anyone who harms our people it's simple," said Obama. "America does not forget, our reach is long, we are patient, justice will be done."

Experts think the US may soon expand its surveillance over Syria, but Democrats and Republicans say the president may need to get permission from Congress first.

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