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Father says man in ISIS beheading video is 'not his son'

The father of a British man, previously thought to be one of the unmasked Isis killers featured in a propaganda film showing the killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig, has said the man in the video is not his son.

Ahmed Muthana, told The Times: "I looked at the line-up and I didn't recognise my son. One of them looked like him but the eyes and nose are different."

Video analysis commissioned by the paper also suggested that when compared to previous photos of student Nasser Muthana the man in the video did not appear to be the same person.

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Father: 'British' Isis fighter 'should be executed'

The father of the 20-year-old British man, Nasser Muthana, thought to feature in the latest Isis beheading video, has said his son should be executed if indeed it is him in the footage.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain's Chief Correspondent Richard Gaisford, he said he is shocked and appalled by the footage.


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Isis beheading video fighter 'could be British'

The father of British man Nasser Muthana said one of the unmasked Isis killers featured in the latest propaganda film showing the beheading of an American aid worker "looks like" his son.

Peter Kassig, known as Abdul-Rahman, was taken hostage in Syria in October 2013. Distressing video footage showing his apparent death appeared on social media over the weekend. His family said they are heartbroken to learn the news of his death.

Nasser Muthana, 20, seen in an Isis propaganda video earlier in the year. Credit: Isis video

Nasser Muthana, 20, from Cardiff featured on a Islamic State video last summer. He features as part of a line-up of fighters in the latest beheading video, but is not shown killing Kassig.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Nasser's father said:

I cannot be certain but it looks like my son. He must be mentally ill - either that or there is something else not right.

– Ahmed Muthana

Mr Muthana's other son Aseel is also thought to be in Syria.

Rugby at War: Special programme marks Armistice Day

Tonight on ITV former Wales rugby captain Eddie Butler undertakes a personal TV journey to discover the stories of thirteen Welsh Internationals killed on the battlefields of Western Europe during the Great War.

Former Wales rugby captain Eddie Butler remembers those who lost their lives in the Great War Credit: PA

In Rugby At War, a special co-production between ITV Wales and the Welsh Rugby Union commemorating the centenary of the start of the conflict, Eddie pays tribute to the pivotal roles undertaken by this band of fallen Welsh rugby players. They came from diverse backgrounds, from across Wales, but all were united by their love of the game and their courage in the face of war.

The most famous of the group was former Wales rugby skipper Captain Johnnie Williams, who scored an incredible 17 tries in 17 games. He died at Mametz Wood, one of the bloodiest and most devastating battles of the First World War where Welsh casualties alone numbered some 4,000.

Eddie travels to the now peaceful French countryside to see for himself where his predecessor rugby Welsh captain fell, and searches for his grave among the vast sea of white headstones in the Corbie Communal Cemetery.

Rugby at War, Tonight on ITV Cymru Wales at 7.30pm


Wales to mark Armistice Day with two minute silence

A two minute silence will be held later today to mark the sacrifice made by Welsh soldiers. Credit: PA

Events will be held across Wales today to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The Senedd will fall silent at 11:00am and the last post will be sounded to mark the ultimate sacrifice made by Welsh soldiers.

In the year that we mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War it is right that the National Assembly takes a central role in marking the sacrifice of soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

More than 40,000 Welsh soldiers gave their lives in the First World War, with thousands more killed in conflicts across the globe and throughout history.

Many of us have a personal link to the brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields.

– Dame Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer

Colwinston unveils memorial for Second World War dead

The memorial sits on the village green

The village of Colwinston in the Vale of Glamorgan has unveiled a memorial to four of its men who died in the Second World War.

Colwinston is one of only three 'Thankful' villages in Wales - places that saw all of its men who served in First World War return home.

A wreath was laid by the family of Sgt Leonard Charles Pugh, who died in Africa in 1942
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