ISIS Beheads Another British Hostage, Threatens Former US Army Ranger

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ISIS released yet another video on Friday apparently showing the beheading of a British aid worker, Alan Henning, according to the Associated Press

Henning was kidnapped in December 2013 while in Syria with an aid group bringing food and water to the nation’s many refugees. He was abducted by masked gunman the day after Christmas, according to other volunteers.

The video’s authenticity hasn’t yet been verified, but it is similar to previous beheading videos from the group. Like in previous videos, the masked jihadi blamed Western forces fighting ISIS for the execution.

“The blood of David Haines is on your hands, Cameron,” he said. “Alan Henning will also be slaughtered but his blood is on the hands of the British Parliament.”

At the end of the minute-long video, titled “Another Message to America and Its Allies,” the jihadi threatened to behead another American hostage, Peter Kassig. Kassig is a former Army Ranger and was in Syria as an aid worker when he was kidnapped by Islamist forces.

“Obama, you have started your air of bombardment in sham, which keeps on striking our people so it’s only right that we continue to strike the next of your people,” the executioner said.

He was killed by the same British-accented militant who also beheaded American reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as British aid worker David Haines. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced last week that they had successfully identified the ISIS leader but did not make his name public. (RELATED: FBI Has Identified Masked ISIS Executioner)

Henning is the fourth Westerner to have his murder broadcasted by ISIS. The U.S., the U.K. and several allies have been hitting ISIS forces with air strikes for several weeks. (RELATED: Watch This F-15 Take Out An ISIS Compound With A ‘Sniper’ Weapon [VIDEO])

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