ISIS Releases Video Of Apparent Beheading Of British Aid Worker
A short video was released by Islamic State militants, orISIS, on Friday showing the apparent beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, marking the fourth Western hostage thus far.
Before Henning is murdered, he is seen speaking to the camera, referencing the Britain’s Parliament decision to join the bombing campaign against ISIS. At the end of the video, an American aid worker, Peter Kassig, is shown and his life is threatened, just as in previous videos, CNN reports.
[su_center_ad]Henning, a taxi driver from near Manchester, England, and married father of two, was part of a team of volunteers that traveled to Syria in December 2013 to deliver food and water to people affected by the Middle Eastern country’s devastating civil war. He was abducted the day after Christmas by masked gunmen.
BBC reports that his kidnapping was not made public until nine months later when he became the fourth Western hostage – after US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines – to be paraded in a video by the extremist organization.
Henning was known as “Gadget” or “Gadge” to his friends because of his technical skills. When kidnapped, he had been on an informal convoy with British Muslims in Ad Dana, an area held by ISIS.
Last week, the British Foreign Office released an audio file of Henning pleading for his life. Muslim leaders joined Barbara Henning’s pleas for mercy.[su_csky_ad]