ISIS claims to behead second US reporter

Washington - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant beheading another American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive.

The footage, identified by private terrorism monitor SITE and seen by AFP, shows 31-year-old freelance writer Steven Sotloff dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape.

The masked militant condemns US attacks on the Islamic State and cuts Sotloff's throat. He then introduces a second captive, identified by name and said to be British.

"I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State," the militant says, in apparent reference to a previous video in which US journalist James Foley was murdered.

White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said he had not been aware of the report before taking the podium at his daily briefing, but added that the administration's "thoughts and prayers" were with Sotloff's family.

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moeggeploeg 2014-09-02 08:05:12 PM
Darren Marcus 2014-09-02 08:05:16 PM
The world needs to stand together against Islam and start sending them all back to the east !
Darren Marcus 2014-09-02 08:05:17 PM
The world needs to stand together against Islam and start sending them all back to the east !
Dawn Pithie 2014-09-02 08:06:55 PM
Cowards. Why hide your face if you're so proud of your actions?
Jerry Medina 2014-09-02 08:07:29 PM
Pure evil.
VoxPopuli 2014-09-02 08:09:35 PM
That section of the world should just be turned in a glass parking lot.....
Peter Clark 2014-09-02 08:10:36 PM
Pure evil killing 2 innocent journalists.
George Gibbs 2014-09-02 08:11:20 PM
Silence from all the pro gaza surporters. U label israel as the big bad wolf but you silent on kidnapped people being killed!!
Maverick Speaks 2014-09-02 08:15:03 PM
Come on USA - give these cowards a good RFS! We'll all support you!!
Andrew Grieveson 2014-09-02 08:15:53 PM
Islam the religion of peace no more ! Come on you anti Isreal sect are can't hear you !