Islamic State claims to have beheaded U.S. hostage Peter Kassig

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At a Conference in Paris on the Islamic State Reiterating their support for the Iraqi Government, the international partners recalled the need to support the Iraqi people’s desire for human rights to be observed in a federal framework that respects the constitution, regional rights and national unity.
At a Conference in Paris on the Islamic State Reiterating their support for the Iraqi Government, the international partners recalled the need to support the Iraqi people’s desire for human rights to be observed in a federal framework that respects the constitution, regional rights and national unity.

Islamic State claims to have beheaded U.S. hostage Peter Kassig

NEW YORK – The Islamic State has claimed to have murdered another hostage. Peter Kassig, an American aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria is a former United States Ranger. The murder is not yet confirmed by Western officials.

“This is Peter Kassig, a U.S. citizen of your country.”

Islamic State claim they have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig — taken captive on his way to eastern syria in 2013 to do humanitarian work.

This new video posted online does NOT show the beheading… it shows a masked man standing with a decapitated head covered in blood lying at his feet.

Islamic State, seen here in file video, released the 15-minute video which also shows the militants beheading at least 14 men, which they say were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. government is trying to confirm the authenticity of the video.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNKNOWN ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTER, SAYING

“Peter, who fought against the Muslims in Iraq while serving as a soldier under the American army, doesn’t have much to say.”

Kassig’s parents said in a statement Sunday morning they were aware of the reports.

VIDEO by Reuters