- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The parents of an Indiana aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants are keeping quiet about the U.S. drone strike targeting the British man who appears in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages.

Officials say Mohammed Emwazi, who is known as “Jihadi John,” is believed to have beheaded several Western hostages, including Abdul-Rahman Kassig (AHB’-duhl RAHK’-muhn KAS’-ihg) of Indianapolis last year.

Kassig was captured in October 2013 while working in Syria through a relief organization he founded. Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis issued numerous appeals for their son’s release in the last month before he was killed.

Kassig family spokeswoman Jodi Perras (PEHR’-ihs) said Friday the family is aware of the drone strike but had no comment on the news.

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