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Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John," appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages. The Islamic State group is acknowledging the death of the masked militant and published a "eulogizing profile" of him last week. (SITE Intelligence Group via Associated Press)

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This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." A former hostage who had been held in Syria by Islamic State extremists has described mock executions and other forms of psychological torture. Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa wrote in the Sunday Times Sunday March 15, 2015 that militant Mohammed Emwazi played a lead role in the mock executions. Emwazi is the Londoner nicknamed Jihadi John who has played a central role in a series of beheading videos made in Syria. (AP Photo) — FILE

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Mohammed Emwazi, the British member of the Islamic State group known as Jihadi John, appears in a beheading video released by the terrorist organization. (Associated Press) ** FILE **