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Joint statement on the murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig

EU News 459/2014

Brussels, 16/11/2014
by the HR/VP and Commisioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

The brutal murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig and a number of Syrians who were reportedly soldiers is another illustration of ISIL/Da'esh's resolve to pursue its terror agenda, in breach of all universally recognized values and rights.

Our deepest condolences go to the family and colleagues of Peter Kassig, who had gone to Syria to help the people affected by this war, as well as to the families of the Syrian victims.

All perpetrators of human rights abuses must be held accountable. The EU will spare no effort towards this objective.

We remain fully committed to tackle the threat posed by ISIL/Da'esh and other terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq, alongside our regional and international partners.

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