Islamic State militants behead British aid worker Alan Henning

October 04, 2014 03:52 am | Updated October 18, 2016 03:08 pm IST - LONDON

This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist Alan Henning by the militant group.

This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of journalist Alan Henning by the militant group.

The Islamic State (IS) announced the execution of a fourth western hostage through a video that purports to show the trial and execution of the victim.

Alan Henning (47), a taxi-driver-turned-aid-worker from Manchester had been put on the IS’s equivalent of death row at the time David Haines, a Scottish aid worker, was killed three weeks ago.

Despite repeated pleas from Mr. Henning’s wife and other members of his family, and from Muslim organisations the world over, the IS went ahead with its promised action of revenge for U.K. air strikes against its bases in Iraq.

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