Islamic State posts beheadings
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