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A new video appears to show the execution of a second American journalist at the hands of the Islamic terror group ISIS.

Steven Sotloff, who disappeared in Syria in 2013, was being held hostage by the militants. He appeared on a video that emerged last month of U.S. journalist James Foley being decapitated by ISIS.

In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.”

“Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life?” the writer says calmly as the black clad militant holds a knife casually at his side.

The video then cuts to the militant who says that as long as U.S. missiles “continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said officials were checking reports. The White House could not confirm the video’s authenticity, but did send their thoughts and prayers to the Sotloff family.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest.


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