ISIS released a new video Friday purporting to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning. The jihadists warned that American Peter Kassig, a medic an ex-U.S. Army Ranger who was working in central Syria as of last October will be killed next.
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 him in a video showing the killing of UK hostage David Haines released last month.
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 Briton Mr Haines.
The video released on Friday is yet to be verified.
It was just a few days ago that his wife made a direct plea to ISIS to spare her husband.
The wife of a British hostage being held by militants has made a renewed call for his release, saying there has been “outcry across the world” over his imprisonment.
Barbara Henning appealed directly to leaders of Islamic State (IS) for “mercy” for her husband Alan, who was captured in Syria in December.
Earlier this month, IS threatened to kill Mr Henning in a video showing the beheading of UK hostage David Haines.
Mrs Henning told IS: “He is innocent.”
Reading a statement, Mrs Henning – who has previously sent public messages to IS – began: “I have a further message for Islamic State.
“We have not abandoned Alan and we continue in our attempts to communicate with you.
“I have had no contact from Islamic State holding Alan other than an audio file of him pleading for his life.
Mr Henning, 47, who has two children, was delivering aid to Syria when he was taken hostage.
His wife said some people thought her husband was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but she said: “He was in the right place doing the right thing.”