Video claims ISIS militants have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig
In a video published to the Internet on Sunday — purportedly from terror group ISIS — militants claim to have beheaded American hostage Peter Kassig.
The video shows the aftermath of a beheading, in which the victim is not clearly recognizable. CNN has not been able to confirm the authenticity of the video nor the identity of the victim.
Kassig, 26, who converted to Islam in captivity and also went by the name Abdul Rahman Kassig, is a former U.S. soldier.
After returning to civilian life, he did aid work in Syria, where he was captured. He has been held hostage for over a year.
Kassig’s life was threatened last month in an ISIS video that showed the apparent beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning.