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BBC News - Alan Henning 'killed by Islamic State'
A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning has been released by Islamic State militants.

The Salford taxi driver was delivering aid to Syria in December when he was kidnapped then held hostage by IS.

IS had threatened to kill the 47-year-old in a video showing the killing of Briton David Haines last month.

The UK Foreign Office said it was trying to verify the video, and if true it was a "further disgusting murder".

On Tuesday, Mr Henning's wife Barbara appealed for his release, saying: "He is innocent."

IS has previously released videos showing the apparent beheadings of two US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and British aid worker Mr Haines.

The video released on Friday is yet to be verified, but it appears to show Mr Henning kneeling beside a militant, dressed in black, in a desert setting.

The footage ends with an IS fighter threatening a man they identify as an American.
AlanHenning  IslamicState  isis  UnitedKingdom  terrorism  syria  iraq 
october 2014 by jtyost2

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