Wife of Islamic State Hostage Asks for His Release

September 30, 2014 5:16 PM

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The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him.

Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December after crossing from Turkey into Syria in an aid convoy. His wife Barbara Henning asked the militants: "Please release him. We need him back home."

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