IS execute US hostage, Abdul-Rahman Kassig

Posted: November 16, 2014 in World News


In a new video posted online on Sunday, ISIS purports to have executed Abdul-Rahman Kassig, a former U.S. Army Ranger who was captured oct. 1, 2013.

The video shows a black-clad man with a British accent standing over a severed head.

“This is Peter Edward Kassig, a U.S. citizen of your country,” the man says to the camera.
“Peter, who fought against the Muslims in Iraq while serving as a soldier under the American
army doesn’t have much to say.”

Kassig is a humanitarian aid worker who converted to Islam while in captivity.

He also changed his name from Peter to Abdul- Rahman. He was en route to Deir Ezzour, in Syria, while working for his aid organzation when he was first “detained.”

Islamic State commander on condition of anonymity told Newsday 24/7 Peter Kassig was executed early morning of Sunday in the city of Raqqa in Northern Syria.

He added a female American Hostage is next to be executed by the group.


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