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US hostage Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

US hostage Peter Kassig in Syria (file photo).
US hostage Peter Kassig in Syria (file photo).
US hostage Peter Kassig in Syria (file photo).

Islamic State militants have beheaded another American hostage, Peter Kassig, issuing a video claiming the killing today and warning the United States they would kill other US citizens "on your streets."

The announcement of Kassig's death, the fifth such killing of a Western captive by the group, formed part of a 15-minute video posted online in which Islamic State showed the beheadings of at least 14 men it said were pilots and officers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Kassig, 26, from Indiana, was also known as Abdul-Rahman, a name he took after converting to Islam in captivity. His parents have said through a spokesperson their son was taken captive on his way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Oct. 1, 2013.

"Today we offer our prayers and condolences to the parents and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter," Obama said in a statement to reporters on Air Force One as he returned to the United States from the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.

The video did not show the beheading of Kassig, who previously served in the US Army, but showed a masked man standing with a decapitated head covered in blood at his feet. Speaking in English in a British accent, the man says: "This is Peter Edward Kassig, a US citizen."

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