Former Army Ranger.
Emergency Medical Technician.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/10/03/former-army-ranger-peter-kassig-identified-as-potential-next-islamic-state-victim/ – 10/3/2014.
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https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/ePwNc – n.d.
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http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/breaking-photo-isis-releases-photo-of-captured-american-peter-kassig/ – 10/3/2014.
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Kassig was abducted in October 2013 while traveling to a town in eastern Syria for SERA. For the intervening year, the Kassig family kept silent about his abduction “at the wish of those who have held their son,” the representative said.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/american-aid-worker-soldier-peter-kassig-threatened-isis/story?id=25954429 – 10/3/2014.
Update – Note Received October 12, 2014
U.S. officials confirmed to the Associated Press that Kassig was being held by the Islamic State.
A representative of the Kassig family who shared details about Peter Kassig reported he has converted to Islam while in captivity and now goes by the name Abdul-Rahman.
http://news.yahoo.com/parents-of-american-peter-kassig–held-by-islamic-state–ask-for-prayers-for-son-s-life-235127573.html – 10/3/2014
Update – October 21, 2014 – Source: Gateway Pundit: Breaking: ISIS Says WEDNESDAY Is Deadline for American Hostage Peter Kassig
Update, October 24, 2014
(CNN) — The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family’s pleas for his life.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/24/world/isis-captive-kassig/index.html – 10/24/2014.
At least Wednesday appears to have passed without the predicted beheading.
Update, November 16, 2014
The authenticity of the footage has not been verified. National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said in a statement that intelligence officials were “working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/11/16/new-isis-video-purportedly-shows-beheading-american-hostage-peter-kassig/ – 11/16/2014
” . . . captured while delivering hospital supplies to Syria . . . .”
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30073602 – Video and report – 11/16/2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30076629 – 11/16/2014.
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