British Aid Worker Beheaded in Islamic State Video
The Islamic State has released video that shows the beheading of a British hostage and appears intended as a threat to countries backing military action in the Middle East.
The video identifies the victim as aid worker David Haines, who went missing last year while working in Syria for an international aid agency.
The beheading is the third videotaped and posted in the past month by Islamic State. It has similar visual characteristics to videos showing the beheadings of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff. In those videos, the insurgent group warned President Obama there would be consequences if the U.S. did not stop airstrikes in Iraq.