Sen. Boxer: Group behind beheading must be stopped

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Updated: 8/22 9:16 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after an Islamic extremist group beheaded an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling the murder of James Foley barbaric and the Islamic State group a worldwide threat that must be stopped.

The California Democrat said Friday in Los Angeles that the U.S. will continue to not pay ransoms to rescue citizens held by militant groups because it encourages more hostage-taking.

Boxer, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says the U.S. must partner with the international community, including NATO and the U.N., to oppose the Islamic State group. She also has reaffirmed support for President Barack Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq.

Boxer says deploying troops isn't an option and backed away from specifics on how the U.S. should counter Islamic State strongholds in Syria.

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