Islamic State photo of earlier beheading
Islamic State photo of earlier beheading

CAIRO, Nov. 16 (Xinhua/Sun) -- Islaimic State (IS) militant group announced in a video posted online on Sunday that they had beheaded U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

The video, which was released on a Twitter feed used by the IS, has not been confirmed as genuine. Kassig worked with charity groups in Lebanon and Syria and was captured in October last year.

It was said that Kassig had converted to Islam during his capture and changed his name to Abdul Rahman.

The same footage also showed the simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel.

The extremist militants have already beheaded two U.S. journalists and two British aid workers, with the horrifying process showed to the world in similar videos on the Internet.