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Steven Sotloff beheaded? Steven Sotloff beheading video released

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Monitoring Desk: Steven Sotloff beheading video released. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed that it has released the video of beheading of Steven J. Sotloff, the American freelance journalist.

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the video had been posted online, barely two weeks after the group formerly known as ISIS published a video of American photojournalist James Foley suffering from the same fate at the hands of the group. 

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of US hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday.

 

A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”, the monitoring service said.

 

Steven Sotloff beheaded

Steven Joel Sotloff is the son of Arthur and Shirley Sotloff.  He grew up in Miami, Florida, USA and  graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, He completed his major degree in journalism and  worked for the news magazine Time, The National Interest, Media Line, and Foreign Policy. He went to Syria to cover war and was abducted on August 4, 2013 near Aleppo, after crossing the Syrian border from Turkey.

He was held in Ar-Raqqah. On August 19, 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released a video titled “A Message to America”, showing the beheading of fellow journalist James Foley.At the end of the video, ISIS threatened U.S. president Barack Obama, telling him that “his next move” will decide the fate of Sotloff.

 

Asad Haroon
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