BBC News on September 5, 2014 reported that IS made a threat against Mr Haines – who was kidnapped in Syria in March 2013 – in a video of the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff. Excerpts below:
The extremist group…has killed two US hostages in recent weeks.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the British government would “not be diverted from doing what is right by the threats that this organisation is making”.
On September 4, Mr Cameron refused to rule out air strikes against IS…