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American Steven Sofloff Beheaded By ISIS

Breaking News:

6:38PM BST 02 Sep 2014

Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by islamic State’
• Threat in video against Briton
• Cameron: ‘It’s an absolutely disgusting and despicable act’
• Sotloff disappeared while reporting in Syria in August 2013

18.40 White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, told reporters in a briefing that if there is such a video, it would be analysed very carefully, adding that the administration’s thoughts and prayers were with Sotloff’s family.

18.37 David Cameron has said: “I’ve just seen the news. It’s an absolutely disgusting and despicable act and I will be making a statement later.”

18.31 A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage.

18.26 The White House said that it had yet to authenticate the footage, which SITE said showed 31-year-old freelance writer Steven Sotloff on his knees beside an IS fighter with a knife.

8.25 The video warns governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”.

Sotloff, 31, disappeared while reporting in Syria in August 2013. His apparent kidnap was not widely reported until he appeared on a video released last month by the Isil.

In the footage a masked militant beheads US reporter James Foley then parades Mr Sotloff, warning he will meet the same fate unless US President Barack Obama ends air strikes against the group in Iraq.

18.20 Hello, this is our live coverage of the release by Islamic State of a second video, apparently showing the beheading of American journalist Steve Sotloff

American hostage Steven Sotloff has reportedly been executed by jihadist terrorists. There was no immediate confirmation of the video.

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Right now the State Department spokesperson is ducking and dodging the press corps’ questions.

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