ISIS Releases Video Claiming To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker David Haines
Newly released footage on social media by Islamic State militants claims to show the beheading of British hostage David Haines.
The 44-year-old aid worker from Scotland, a father of two, was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013.
[su_center_ad]Haines appeared in a video earlier this month after a clip showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
The video clip begins with news footage of Cameron discussing his policy towards the group, before showing Haines kneeling in the sand wearing an orange jumpsuit and making a statement. The militant threatens Britain for helping to arm the Kurdish Peshmerga force which is battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in Iraq, the Huffington Post reports.
The militant featured in the video later threatens to kill yet another man who appears on camera, who he says is a British national called Alan Henning. Syrians on Twitter claimed to recognize Henning as an also aid worker captured while working in Syria.
Mr. Haines leaves behind a 17-year-old daughter with his first wife Louise, and a four-year-old daughter with his second wife, Dragana.
Update: I’ve decided to remove the picture with the militant standing over Mr. Haines. We should remember Mr. Haines as a brave and kind man, not as an instrument that ISIL used to instigate a war. .
H/T: LL’s own @Mea_Mark with thanks. [su_csky_ad]