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Published On: Wed, Oct 8th, 2014

Peter Kassig, relief worker from Indiana, next to be beheaded by ISIS

ISIS militants released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning in another gruesome execution that U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron condemned as “barbaric and repulsive.” Just as they’ve done in previous clips, the Sunni Muslims announced their next victim, an American hostage from Indiana.

Henning’s execution is the fourth time the Islamist militants beheaded a Western hostage and released a video intended to send a message to American and British governments who have undertaken a campaign to combat the group.

Alan Henning was the latest to be beheaded by ISIS

Alan Henning was the latest to be beheaded by ISIS

In the new video, titled “Another Message to America and Its Allies,” a black-clad, masked militant with a British accent, forces the captive to read a brief statement before the execution, as in the other videos. The hostage is forced to say he “will pay the price” for Britain’s decision to join a U.S.-led bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq.

At the end of the video, American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig is shown and threatened with execution next.

Kassig, 26, a native of Indiana, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq, his family said.

He was captured in Syria on Oct. 1, 2013, while working in that country as part of a relief organization he founded, Special Emergency Response and Assistance, his family said in a statement.

He changed his name from Peter while in captivity.

Cameron condemned the murder and vowed to bring those responsible to justice. “The brutal murder of Alan Henning by ISIL shows just how barbaric and repulsive these terrorists are,” he said.

“Alan had gone to Syria to help get aid to people of all faiths in their hour of need,” Cameron said. “The fact that he was taken hostage when trying to help others and now murdered demonstrates that there are no limits to the depravity of these ISIL terrorists….We will do all we can to hunt down these murderers and bring them to justice.”

The U.K. launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq on Tuesday, four days after Parliament voted to authorize military force against the terror group. A U.S.-led coalition has conducted nearly 300 airstrikes against the Islamist militant group in Iraq and Syria since August.

President Barack Obama said the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS would continue.

“The United States strongly condemns the brutal murder of United Kingdom citizen Alan Henning by the terrorist group ISIL. Mr. Henning worked to help improve the lives of the Syrian people and his death is a great loss for them, for his family and the people of the United Kingdom,” Obama said in a statement.

“Standing together with our UK friends and allies, we will work to bring the perpetrators of Alan’s murder — as well as the murders of Jim Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines — to justice. Standing together with a broad coalition of allies and partners, we will continue taking decisive action to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.”

ISIL is another name used by the terror group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.

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