BREAKING: Video Reportedly Shows Execution of Reporter Steven Sotloff

Posted: Sep 02, 2014 1:12 PM

Sad reports from AP this afternoon:

Journalist Steven Sotloff was pictured at the end of the video of James Foley's execution, with ISIS militants warning that he would be executed next. Sotloff went missing in Syria in August 2013.

The executioner in Sotloff's video is thought to be the same man who executed James Foley. Both speak with British accents, and in the new video, he addressed the camera saying, "I'm back."

The unidentified militant in the latest video denounces the Obama administration, saying, “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.”

Another hostage, David Cawthorne Haines, was threatened with beheading in the video. Haines is British.

Sotloff's mother released a heartfelt plea to her son's captors and the head of ISIS on the TV network al-Arabiya last week.

The State Department has not yet confirmed the authenticity of the video.

UPDATE: A transcript of the video has been released.