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What we know about the British hostage held by IS

Islamic State militants have threatened British hostage David Haines. Photo:

The British aid worker being held by Islamic State is David Haines.

This is what we know about Haines:

  • The 44-year-old was taken hostage in March 2013 at the Atmeh Refugee camp near the Turkish border
  • Haines was working for a non-governmental organisation at the time
  • He was the subject of a failed rescue bid
  • Haines was born in Yorkshire and grew up in Perth, Scotland
  • He is married to a Croatian woman with whom he has a young daughter
  • The hostage has a 17-year-old daughter from his first marriage
  • He has worked for aid agencies in South Sudan, Libya, and Syria

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