Parents of slain American aid worker ask for prayers, privacy

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Paula and Ed Kassig, parents of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, pause while reading a statement while speaking to the press in Indianapolis

By Brent Smith INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – The parents of an American aid worker beheaded by Islamic State militants after his abduction in Syria asked for prayers for other captives in Syria and Iraq in a brief public statement at their Indianapolis church on Monday. Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose name was Peter before his conversion to Islam, was the fifth European or American captive killed by the militants. His severed head was seen in a video that was released on Sunday and also showed the beheadings of at least 14 men. …


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