September 2nd, 2014
08:48 PM ET

ISIS video claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

ISIS released video Tuesday, of what appears to be the gruesome execution of 31-year-old American journalist Steven Sotloff. He is the second American in just thirteen days after another American James Foley was beheaded by the same terrorist group.

We see a masked executioner, speaking in a British accent making a direct threat against the United States.

OutFront, Rita Katz is the person who first obtained the gruesome beheading video. She's the co-founder of the Search for International Terrorist Entities Intelligence Group. Bob Baer is a Former CIA Operative.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News • Syria
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  1. James Parker

    Who is journalist Steven Sotloff, all the report about him here in this video on youtube: http://goo.gl/UEUjw

    September 4, 2014 at 10:56 am | Reply
  2. Fred Griswold

    That executioner doesn't sound entirely British to me. Probably part Arabic or even French. We need to not just fight ISIS, but to wipe them out. This is really a problem that's of Obama's own making. The turmoil in Syrian grew out of the Arab Spring, and the Arab Spring was a victory for us. By neglect, Obama turned it into what's almost a defeat. This will give him something to do with his last two years. We shouldn't wait for our allies. It's nice to have your friends along, but since we are the ones being attacked, we are the ones who need to respond, whether we can get anyone else to go along with us or not. If this means going into Syria and taking sides there, then so be it. Obama needs to do more than go out in front of the cameras and call Sotloff by his first name like he did with Foley.

    September 3, 2014 at 4:22 am | Reply
    • Dee Wachs

      The problem is people like yourself who use any event to divide Americans with your petty bickering. Obama was elected twice, so get over it. Either cooperate or step aside until the President of your liking is in office.

      September 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Reply

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