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

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig is pictured making a food delivery to refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in this handout photoBy Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) – Islamic State militants said in a video on Sunday they had beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig and warned the United States they would kill other U.S. citizens “on your streets.” The announcement of Kassig’s death, in what would be the fifth such killing of a Western captive by the group, formed part of a 15-minute video posted online in which Islamic State showed the beheadings of at least 14 men it said were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. …

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