US: Militants use beheadings to make up for losses
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the Islamic State group is using images of beheadings to maintain its edge in a propaganda war even as it suffers losses on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq.
Within days of U.S. airstrikes in August, militants released a video of the beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley.
The pattern continued through the next month.
Days after a military defeat, the extremists would release new videos of more beheadings of Western journalists, aid workers and Muslim soldiers.
On Friday, the Islamic State group released a new video showing the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning. The video was released after nearly two straight weeks of daily airstrikes against the group's fighters.
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