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Kassig family waits confirmation of son’s death

Posted by wlpo on November 16, 2014

Family members of a U.S. aid worker purportedly beheaded by Islamic State militants say they are aware of reports regarding the death of their “treasured son” but are awaiting government authentication. Peter Kassig’s parents are requesting that their family’s privacy be respected.

The Islamic State group released a graphic video Sunday in which a militant claims to have beheaded the former Army Ranger, who was captured last year while aiding Syrian refugees.

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