ISIS beheads British aid worker; British PM calls it 'an act of pure evil'

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​The terrorist organisation, ISIS, has executed yet another hostage in Syria.

ISIS released a video of the beheading of a British aid worker, David Haines, on Saturday on the website of private terrorism monitoring group Site.

Just like the two prior executions of two American journalists, the attacker is a masked militant with a British accent.

The video opens with a clip of Cameron describing the British strategy of working with the Iraqi government to help arm Kurdish fighters against “these brutal extremist militants,” and to offer aid, diplomacy, and military help to pressure ISIS

Haines,44, then appears, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, and identifies himself before calmly explaining that he is paying the price for Cameron’s policy.

At the end of the clip, he also threatens to execute another captive, identified in a caption by name as another British citizen.

British PM: An act of pure evil

The execution has been branded as "pure evil" by British Prime Minister David Cameron. 

He called the attack "a despicable and appalling murder of an innocent aid worker."

In a statement, he said: We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes."

US President Barack Obama slammed the latest attack as "barbaric" and has said the US "stands shoulder to shoulder tonight with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve."

Britain has yet to join the recently announced US air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, but has offered to arm Kurdish Peshmerga fighters battling against militants in the north of the country, a move cited in the latest video as a reason for revenge.

Haines’ brother Mike paid tribute to him: “He was, in the right mood, the life and soul of the party and on other times the most stubborn irritating pain in the ass."

Source: AFP, 

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