A group that monitors jihadists and white supremacists says ISIS has released a video that purports to show the execution of American hostage Steven Sotloff.
Breaking: ISIS has released a 2:46 minute video said to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, according to SITE Intelligence Group.— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) September 2, 2014
Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is "paying the price" for U.S. intervention.
The masked ISIS figure in the video speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama, telling him, "Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
Sotloff was a freelance journalist who had reported for outlets including Time and the Christian Science Monitor. ISIS threatened to kill him in the video they released depicting the execution of hostage James Foley, also a journalist.
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