November 16, 2014

U.S. Review Of IS Video Confirms Hoosier's Death

JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says a review of a new Islamic State video confirms the death of U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig.

That announcement came Sunday as President Barack Obama flew back to Washington from Hawaii after a trip last week to the Asia Pacific region.

In the video released Sunday, a militant claimed to have killed the 26-year-old Kassig.

Kassig served in an Army special operations unit in Iraq and after he was medically discharged, he formed an aid organization in Turkey to help Syrian refugees.

The Indianapolis man delivered food and medical supplies, and provided care to wounded Syrian civilians before he was seized in eastern Syria last year.

Kassig was a 2006 North Central High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Army from 2006-2007, and then attended Hanover College, trained to be an EMT, and Butler University. He moved to Lebanon in May 2012.

He was taken hostage in Oct. 2013, but news of his captivity was not released to the public until last month.  

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