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American journalist Steven Sotloff, in center with black helmet, talks to Libyan rebels in 2011 in Misrata, Libya.  Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria.
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American journalist Steven Sotloff, in center with black helmet, talks to Libyan rebels in 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria.

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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

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