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Peter Kassig

American paramedic and fifth Western hostage killed by Islamic State (IS)

Peter Kassig (c. 1988 – c. November 16, 2014) was an American aid worker. He was the fifth Western hostage killed by Islamic State (IS).[2] Kassig was captured near Deir Ezzour, Syria.[3] He was on his way to deliver medical supplies and food to poor Syrians.[4]

Peter Kassig
Bornc. 1988
DisappearedOctober 1, 2013
near Deir Ezzour, Syria
Diedc November 16, 2014
(aged 26)
Cause of deathDecapitation
NationalityAmerican
OccupationAid worker

On November 16, 2014, IS posted a video showing Jihadi John standing over a severed head but no beheading act. The White House confirmed the person killed was Kassig.[5] Kassig was 26 years old.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Indianapolis native Peter Kassig named next ISIS target". October 3, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. Eason, Brian (October 11, 2014). "Mother of ISIS captive Peter Kassig offers prayers of her own". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  3. Sherlock, Ruth (October 8, 2014). "Isil hostage Peter Kassig 'is now devout Muslim who prays five times a day', says ex-captive". The Telegraph. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  4. "Peter Kassig: Idealistic aid worker who converted to Islam in captivity". Telegraph.co.uk. October 4, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hjelmgaard, Kim (November 16, 2014). "U.S. review of Islamic State video confirms American's death". USA Today. Retrieved November 16, 2014.