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Video posted online purports to show beheading of British aid worker by Islamic State group

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - This image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, purports to show British aid worker David Haines before he was beheaded. The video emerged hours after the family of Haines issued a public plea on Saturday urging his captors to contact them. The 44-year-old Haines was abducted in Syria in 2013 while working for an international aid agency. (AP Photo)
September 13, 2014 - 5:03 PM

BEIRUT - Islamic State extremists have released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron is condemning his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement posted late Saturday on his official Twitter account after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently to verify the video."

Cameron has returned to his residence at Downing Street and is expected to chair a meeting of the government's emergency response team on Sunday.

Cameron vows to do "everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes."

Islamic State militants earlier beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as Kurdish and Lebanese soldiers, and posted video evidence online.

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