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FBI says it believes it has identified masked man in beheading videos

FBI says it believes it has identified masked man in Islamic State group beheading videos


 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says.

FBI Director James Comey told reporters at its headquarters he would not reveal the man’s name or nationality.

Comey did not address whether the U.S. believes the man actually carried out the killings himself. The beheadings are not shown in the videos.

In the three videos, the man speaks British-accented English. He holds a long knife and appears to begin cutting the three men, American reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines.

In late August, British Ambassador Peter Westmacott said his country was close to identifying the Islamic State group militant.

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FBI says it believes it has identified masked man in beheading videos

  1. … has it ever dawned on these FBi/NSA retarded experts, that almost anyone can “impersonate” a nazal british accent. ? They are nutbarz, the FBI should be used to these after decades of experience, what more can I say?
    How do I laugh at thee, let me count the ways.

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