Peter Kassig

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Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh: were part of group allegedly responsible for murdering approximately two dozen hostages in Syria.

Relatives of the victims of an Islamic State torture and murder cell known as “the Beatles” have expressed relief that the two remaining members have (...)

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army covers his ears as he fires a mortar launcher during fighting against Islamic State on the outskirts of the northern Syrian village of Dabiq. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised(...)

Mohammed Emwazi, or ‘Jihadi John’: according to a school yearbook, he was a fan of Manchester United and the band S Club 7, and his ambition was to become a football player. Photograph: Site Intel Group/Reuters

He was neither a military commander nor a political leader in the so-called Islamic State (IS), but Mohammed Emwazi, or “Jihadi John”, was the most fa(...)

 A file composite image showing two still frames from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing IS militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ and identified as British national  Mohammed Emwazi, who was born in Kuwait and is from London, Britain. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron said on Friday that if US forces had succeeded in killing the militant known as “Jihadi John” in Syria, it would (...)

 A composite image showing two still frames from video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing an unidentified IS militant who was pictured threatening US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff and British journalist David Cawthorne Haines before they were killed at an unknown desert location. Media reports suggest the masked militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ may have been identified as  Mohammed Emwazi, born in Kuwait and who lived for much of his life in London. Photograph: EPA

The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist murdered by the Islamic State group last year, said they want to see his killer “Jihadi John”, identified (...)

Anjem Choudary said the Charlie Hebdo magazine had “been inciting and provoking and poking and prodding the Muslim community”. Photograph: Tal Cohen/Reuters

Ireland is a legitimate target for attack because of its decision to allow American planes refuel at Shannon Airport on their way to bombing Muslim co(...)

Paris public prosecutor François Molins, who confirmed  French citizen Maxime Hauchard had been identified as one of the jihadists in a new beheading video released by the Islamic State. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

A Frenchman is believed to have appeared in a video of Islamic State jihadists beheading Syrian soldiers and displaying the severed head of US aid wor(...)

Ed and Paula Kassig listen to a speaker during a prayer vigil for their son Abdul-Rahman Kassig, known as Peter before he converted to Islam. Photograph: Steve C Mitchell/EPA

The parents of the American aid worker who has been threatened with beheading in Syria released more of their son’s letter from captivity yesterday, a(...)

Peter Kassig  as a  boy with his mother, Paula Kassig, at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin, Kentucky, during a family camping trip in 2000, in a photo courtesy of the Kassig family.  Photograph: Handout/Reuters

The parents of a US aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants yesterday released photographs of their son and parts of a letter he wrote them(...)