A TERRORIST from the so-called Islamic State militant group who was responsible for the beheading of three hostages has been identified.
The militant, dubbed Jihadi John, murdered US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as UK aid worker David Haines, in shocking videos released by IS.
FBI Director James Comey told reporters on September 25 that he won’t reveal the man’s name or nationality.
In the three videos, the Islamic State (IS) militant speaks British-accented English before U.S. reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines are decapitated.
Comey also said about a dozen Americans are believed to be currently fighting with Islamist groups in Syria.
He said more than 100 Americans have either tried to go to Syria and been arrested, gone successfully, or gone and come back.
The director said all the Americans who have returned after fighting with extremist groups are either under investigation, under surveillance, or have been arrested.