In a video released by the Islamic State on Sunday, the group says they have beheaded U.S. 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, was part of a 15-minute video in which Islamic State shows the beheadings of at least 14 men it said were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Kassig’s beheading is not seen in the video, but it shows the British masked militant dubbed « Jihadi John » standing with a decapitated head covered in blood lying at his feet. « This is Peter Edward Kassig, a U.S. citizen, » he says.
According to reports, Jihadi John is believed to have been wounded in an air attack during a meeting of IS leaders in…
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