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Syrian Friends Plead for Release of American IS Hostage

Syrian friends of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an American aid worker held captive by the Islamic State, say his life is in "imminent danger" and are appealing directly to militants for his release. Formerly known as Peter, Kassig was a soldier in the Iraq war before he became an aid worker and converted to Islam. Before Abdul-Rahman Kassig was captured, says his former roommate Firas Mousa Agha, he was a funny guy, making his friends laugh with impressions of action-movie characters....

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