Sunday, 16 November 2014

BREAKING: ISIS Video Shows Beheading Of US Hostage

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A video purporting to show the killing of US aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State in Syria has been posted on the internet, CNN reports.

After conversion during captivity, Kassig took the name Abdul-Rahman.

The former soldier had appeared at the end of a clip which showed the killing of the British Alan Henning by IS in October.

Mr Kassig had returned to the region as a charity worker, after serving in Iraq in 2007.

Kassig, 26, was captured on October 1, 2013, by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants. He had served in Iraq before becoming a medical technician. In May 2012, he travelled to Lebanon where he volunteered in hospitals. 

His parents, Ed and Paula Kassig from Indiana, recorded a video message in May 2014 appealing for their son’s release.

As Muslims around the world, including our son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, celebrate Eid al-Adha, the faith and sacrifice of Ibrahim, and the mercy of Allah, we appeal to those holding our son to show the same mercy and set him free,” they said in a statement.

Kassig founded his own aid organization, SERA (Special Emergency Response and Assistance), a non-governmental group intended to provide relief to Syrian refugees.

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