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The Kafranbel residents show their thanks to James Foley's attempts to 'expose Assad and ISIS'.Jon Williams, Twitter

The people of Kafranbel in Syria have released a tribute to the late freelance journalist James Foley for his work to expose "Assad and Isis" in the country.

"James Foley's will to expose Assad and Isis [Islamic State] pushed him to sacrifice his blood to enlighten Obama's vague vision. Humanity is proud of James," the banner reads.

Kafranbel is situated in northwestern Syria and its population predominantly supports the rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

The residents of the town have produced a number of banners to circulate on social media in order to raise awareness of the ongoing four-year Syrian civil war.

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The Syrians' sign remembering actor Robin Williams, after his recent death.Prime Cairo, Twitter

They have paid tribute to other western figures and incidents such as the late actor and comedian Robin Williams, the murder of US teenager Trayvon Martin, and the Boston Marathon bombings.

An activist from the town, Raed Fares, has said on the Occupied Kafranbel group's website that their messages are sent out in English as it is more appealing for an international audience.

"It's very important to send our message to all the world," he said. "And English is the public language."

The banner alludes to the town's critical stance on Obama's foreign policy in the region when it talks of his "vague vision".

Previous banners have said: "Who wants to protect the war criminal Assad and ignore his crimes against humanity? Do you, President Obama?"