European jihadis appear to take lead roles in Islamic State video showing beheaded hostages

November 17, 2014 1:45 PM

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PARIS – A young Frenchman and two young men from Wales and England are believed to be among the cold-eyed fighters on an Islamic State propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers, officials said Monday.

President Barack Obama confirmed the slaying of American aid worker Peter Kassig after a U.S. review of the video, which also showed the mass beheadings of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers.

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