UK's Cameron chairs emergency meeting over beheading video

Prime Minister David Cameron will gather some of his top security advisors on Sunday to discuss Britain’s response to an online video showing the murder of an aid worker by Islamic State militants. He will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee, Cobra, attended by senior representatives of the military and security services, the Foreign Office and Home Office interior ministry, a spokeswoman said. Cameron has condemned the beheading of 44-year-old David Haines as “pure evil”, after the video was released late Saturday showing his execution by the IS jihadist group, which has swept across Iraq and Syria in recent months. The prime minister said Britain would do “everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes”.

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