News network Al Jazeera Arabic has retracted an article that suggested the videotaped executions of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were staged possibly as a pretext to another U.S. intervention in the Middle East.
Yasser Abu Hilalah, the network's managing director, said in a statement that the report was yanked because it was "inaccurate."
The original report, translated by Al Arabiya News, said the executioner looked "similar to a Hollywood actor," and it claimed Foley may have had ties to the State Department, "which would mean that he colluded in the fabrication of the tape."
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