ISIS releases video, claiming to behead Russian spy

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RAQQA, Syria – Russian officials are looking into a video released by a terrorist organization, where it claimed to kill a Russian spy.

In a video released by ISIS on Wednesday, a man is seen kneeling in front of another man holding a knife.

The captive identifies himself as Magomed Khasiyev and says he is a Russian national from the Chechen Republic.

The alleged terrorist, who is not masked, speaks in Russian before cutting the man’s throat, NBC News reports.

ISIS claims the man joined the terrorist group but was a Russian spy.

The executioner claims Russian airstrikes “have done nothing but kill peaceful Muslims.”

He also sent a message to the Russian people, saying, “You will not find peace in your homes. We will kill your sons.. for each son you killed here. And we will destroy your homes for each home you destroyed here.”

The video appears to be the first beheading of a Russian captive that was captured on tape.

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