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(NEWSER) – ISIS released a graphic video today in which a black-clad militant claims to have beheaded US aid worker Peter Kassig.

The militant was standing over a severed head, though the video did not depict the actual beheading itself, and it was not immediately possible to confirm that Kassig, 26, was pictured. The video was posted on websites used by the group in the past. "This is Peter Edward Kassig, a US citizen, of your country; Peter who fought against the Muslims in Iraq, while serving as a soldier," the militant says near the end of the nearly 16-minute video. He speaks in a British accent despite his voice being distorted to make it more difficult to identify him.

Photo: Kassig Family Twitter

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