September 03, 2014 4:12 AM
The Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. The U.S. government has yet to confirm the authenticity of that video, which was posted on the Internet. In it, the Islamic State again blamed U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. bombing of Iraq for the execution. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti has our story.