FBI identifies masked ISIL executioner

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SHAFAQNA– FBI Director James Comey says the US has identified the ISIL terrorist who beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker.

Comey, however, refused to name the terrorist or his nationality, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

He also did not mention whether the United States believes the suspect actually carried out the killings himself.

In separate videos released by the ISIL terrorist group, the masked man with British-accented English decapitated US reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines.

British officials had earlier said they were “close” to identifying the man.

ISIL killed Foley last month after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes against the group in Iraq.

Another video was released appearing to show the same man during the execution of Sotloff. The beheadings are not shown in the videos.

The US military began airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq in August and against the group’s positions in eastern Syria early Tuesday.

 

Source: Press TV

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