Obama confirms the murder of aid worker in ISIL video

ANOTHER video has emerged online, showing the murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig at the hand of ISIL militants.

US President Barack Obama has confirmed Kassig was beheaded by Islamic State militants.

Peter Kassig and the masked murderer


“[He] was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity,” Obama said in a statement released aboard Air Force One as he flies back from Brisbane’s G20 Summit.

In the disturbing video, a man with what seems to be the same British accent as previous videos, stands above a severed head.

Kassig now becomes the fifth Western hostage killed by IS in recent months.

Two US reporters and two British aid workers have also been murdered by the group, their deaths posted online.