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BREAKING NEWS: British aid worker Alan Henning beheaded by ISIS brute ‘Jihadi John’… who threatens to kill US war veteran next

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British aid worker Alan Henning has been beheaded by ISIS fighter Jihadi John in a video online video posted by the terror group.

Before he is killed, Mr Henning gives a short forced speech in which he blames his execution on Parliament’s decision to launch strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.

The clip, which is in English with Arabic subtitles, then shows Jihadi John stepping forward to cut Mr Henning’s throat before it cuts to black, then shows his body lying on the desert floor.

In the footage, Mr Henning appears visibly thinner than in previous pictures, and has large dark rims underneath his eyes.

He says: ‘I am Alan Henning. Because of our parliament’s decision to attack the Islamic state I as a member of the British public will now pay the price for that decision.

In a thick London accent, the fighter adds: ‘The blood of David Haines was on your hands Cameron, Alan Henning will also be slaughtered but his blood is on the hands of the British parliament.’

Jihadi John then moves to cut Henning’s throat and the footage cuts to black, before his body is shown lying on the desert floor.

The black-clad militant then reappears with Peter Kassig, who is shown kneeling in the same position as Mr Henning with a caption showing his name.

He then adds: ‘Obama you have started your aerial bombardment in Sham (Syria) which keeps on striking our people, so it’s only right we continue to strike the necks of your people.’

The footage begins with an English-language news report broadcast on the night Parliament voted to approve airstrikes against Islamic State.

It then cuts to static and fades to black, before the note ‘Another message to America and its allies’ appears on the screen in English and Arabic.

The apparent beheading, which has not yet been confirmed by the Foreign Office, comes just three days after Mr Henning’s wife Barbara issued a tearful plea to the group.

She said: ‘I ask Islamic State please release him, we need him back home.

‘Muslims across the globe continue to question Islamic State over Alan’s fate.

‘Their position regarding his situation is unequivocal. He is innocent … We are at a loss why those leading Islamic State cannot open their hearts and minds to the truth about Alan’s humanitarian motives for going to Syria and why they continue to ignore the verdict of their own justice system [not guilty of spying].

‘Surely those who wish to be seen as a state will act in a statesmanlike way by showing mercy and providing clemency.’

Mr Henning was captured by the group on Boxing Day last year as he delivered aid to Syrian refugees

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