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UPDATE: President condemns "barbaric murder" of David Haines

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BEIRUT - President Obama responded to the alleged beheading of British Aid worker David Haines Saturday. The President said in a statement, "The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines," according to NBC News.

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BEIRUT - New video claims to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State group ISIS. Haines went missing in Syria last year.

The video emerged hours after the family of Haines issued a public plea on Saturday urging his captors to contact them.

Islamic State militants have beheaded two American journalists and posted video evidence online. At the end of the last video showing the beheading of Steven Sotloff, they threatened to kill Haines next and briefly showed him on camera.

The 44-year-old Haines was abducted in Syria in 2013 while working for an international aid agency.

The British government had managed to keep his kidnapping secret out of concern for his safety until the most recent video identified him as a captive.

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