Alan Henning

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Alan Henning
Born(1967-08-15)15 August 1967
DisappearedDecember 2013
Al-Dana, Syria
Diedc 3 October 2014(2014-10-03) (aged 47)
Cause of deathDecapitation
OccupationTaxicab driver
Aid worker

Alan Henning (15 August 1967 – c. 3 October 2014)[1] was a British taxicab driver-turned-humanitarian aid worker.[2] He was the fourth Western hostage killed by Islamic State (IS). Henning was captured during IS's occupation of the Syrian city of Al-Dana in December 2013, where he was helping with humanitarian relief.[3]

The British Foreign Office withheld news of Henning's capture while they attempted to negotiate his release. Henning was shown at the end of David Cawthorne Haines's execution video, released on 13 September 2014, and referred to by "Jihadi John" as the next victim. A video of Henning's beheading was released by IS on 3 October 2014.[1][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alan Henning 'killed by Islamic State'". BBC. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. "Special forces hunt for IS hostage Alan Henning". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. Harper, Tom (14 September 2014). "Alan Henning: Second British hostage in an IS beheading video named as 'kind and funny' aid worker". The Independent. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  4. "ISIS Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Alan Henning". The WorldPost. Retrieved 4 October 2014.