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Published On: Mon, Nov 17th, 2014

Peter Kassig beheading video reveals Nasser Muthana as ISIS member

A former medical student from Britain has been identified as part of the latest ISIS beheadings. American aide worker Peter Kassig, abducted in 2013, was the victim killed by the Islamic State members.

Peter Kassig  photo/screenshot CNN video

Peter Kassig photo/screenshot CNN video

Alongside Kassig, 26, were 15 soldiers in dark overalls, kneeling in front of Sunni Muslim militants and, one by one, large knives are taken out of a box. The beheadings are off camera but over a dozen decapitated heads are left on the ground by the bodies.

One of the unmasked fighters seen in the horrific footage is Nasser Muthana, 20, a medical student from Cardiff. Nasser and his brother Aseel fled the UK in June to fight for Islamic State in Syria. He was seen in an IS recruitment video alongside another man from Cardiff and another from Aberdeen.

“I cannot be certain but it looks like my son. He must fear Allah now for killing people,” Nasser’s father told The Daily Mail. “He must be mentally ill – either that or there is something else not right.”

President Obama said in a statement that he offered his condolences to the family, describing the beheading as “an act of pure evil.”

“Like Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff before him, his life and deeds stand in stark contrast to everything that ISIL represents,” Obama said. “While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction, Abdul-Rahman was a humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed by the Syrian conflict.”

Nasser Muthana, a former British med student has been identified in latest ISIS video

Nasser Muthana, a former British med student has been identified in latest ISIS video

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