Beheading video of journalist authentic: US

A disturbing video showing beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by dreaded terror group ISIS is authentic, US officials said on Wednesday. The Islamic State militants released the video on Tuesday. Sotloff is the second American journalist to be executed by by ISIS in two weeks. ‘The US intelligence community has analysed the recently released video ... and has reached the judgment that it is authentic,’ said Caitlin Hayden, the spokeswoman for the National Security Council.

‘We will continue to provide updates as they are available,’ CNN quoted Hayden as saying. In the video, Sotloff kneels in the desert, dressed in an orange prison-style jumpsuit. A masked ‘executioner’ lords over him, wielding a knife.


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