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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