Is­lamic State posts be­head­ings

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

CAIRO: Is­lamic State mil­i­tants fight­ing in Iraq and Syria claimed in a video posted on­line yes­ter­day that they had be­headed Amer­i­can hostage Peter Kas­sig.

The video did not show the be­head­ing, but showed a masked man stand­ing with a de­cap­i­tated head cov­ered in blood ly­ing at his feet.

Speak­ing in English in a Bri­tish ac­cent, the man says: “This is Peter Ed­ward Kas­sig, a US cit­i­zen.”

The authenticity of the footage, which ap­peared on a ji­hadist web­site and on Twit­ter feeds used by Is­lamic State, could not be im­me­di­ately ver­i­fied.

The video also shows a num­ber of other peo­ple be­ing be­headed. – Reuters

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