Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan – A new video appeared online on Tuesday showing a militant of the Islamic State (IS) beheading the American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Sotloff’s beheading video comes two weeks after his fellow U.S. journalist James Foley faced a similar fate on the hand of IS (ISIS/ISIL), an al-Qaeda offshoot which holds large areas in Iraq and Syria.
The masked militant appeared in the video of Sotloff beheading is, according to observers, the same one who executed Foley two weeks ago.
“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State,” the masked member of IS said while holding a knife in his left hand preparing for the beheading of the second American journalist.
At the end of the same video, David Cawthorne Haines, a UK citizen, appeared as the IS militant vowed that he will be the next murdered unless “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State ends”.
The authenticity of the video is not yet confirmed by the White House.
Reporting by: Awaz Tahir
Source: ARA News
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