NSC: US government working to confirm authenticity of Kassig murder claim

By REUTERS
November 16, 2014 14:13

 
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WASHINGTON - The US government is working to confirm the authenticity of a claim by Islamic State militants that they have murdered American Peter Kassig, President Barack Obama's National Security Council (NSC) said on Sunday.

"The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity," the NSC said, referring to a video posted on a jihadist website.

"If confirmed, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American aid worker and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends, " NSC spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement.

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