Egyptian Islamic State affiliate claims to behead Croatian hostage

August 12, 2015 1:01 PM

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The Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State group on Wednesday posted a gruesome online image purportedly showing the beheaded body of a Croatian man who was abducted last month on the outskirts of Cairo.

The still photo, whose authenticity could not immediately be verified, showed a decapitated head placed atop a bloodied torso sprawled in the sand, with a black Islamic State flag flying alongside. The caption accompanying the image identified the slain man as Tomislav Salopek, a Croatian national, ...

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