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Video shows militant beheading British captive, threatening American
Video shows militant beheading British captive, threatening American

A video released on the Internet on Friday appears to show British hostage Alan Henning being beheaded by a masked Islamic State fighter, the militant-monitoring SITE Intelligence Group reported. Henning, 47, a former taxi driver from the Manchester area, had been held captive in Syria for nine months after traveling to the crisis-torn region to assist with humanitarian relief work in the more than 3-year-old civil war. Islamic State fighters have seized broad swaths of Syria and Iraq and in June proclaimed a “caliphate” in that territory, where they have rampaged against fellow Muslims and adherents of other faiths. Thousands have been killed by the group, provoking U.S.-led...

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