Islamic state video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 13, 2014 6:32 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. Two U.S. journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, have been executed by Islamic State (IS).

Haines, a 44-year-old father of two from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped last year while working for the French agency ACTED.

(Reporting by Oliver Holmes and Ned Parker; Editing by Bernard Orr)