Friday night, BST, footage that purports to show British hostage Alan Henning, 47, being beheaded has been released. Mr. Henning was being held by the band of terrorists referred to as ISIS or ISIL.
Father of two Alan Henning, from Greater Manchester, England, was the man threatened by ISIL militants at the end of the beheading video of another British man, David Haines, also a charity worker.
Alan travelled to Syria on a personal mission to try "help" ease the humanitarian crisis.
ISIL have sunk to a new low in beheading a second volunteer charity worker; a man who only wanted to help ease the plight of others.
Three weeks ago ISIL threatened that Mr. Henning would be their next high profile murder but they have been reportedly busy killing others in the meantime as they wind their murderous way across Iraq and Syria.
Mr. Henning's wife appealed to ISIL for her husband's release just days ago. Two weeks ago Majid Freeman, 27, a friend of Mr Henning who was with him when he was captured urged the militants to "spare him" and "let him come home". Henning was the only non-Muslim in the convoy.
John Cantlie is another hostage waiting for what could be yet one more brutal execution. Earlier today his father made a heartfelt appeal to ISIL to free his son John.
Videos of ISIL's barbarism, often posted by their own people, are at least turning would be enlisters in the UK off the idea of joining up.
ISIL hold territory along the Iraq Syria border. Coalition forces are supplying air strikes in support of Kurdish troops on the ground fighting ISIL. Military experts say that 'boots on the ground' will be necessary sooner or later to win this war.
(There are videos on Youtube of the beheading but we will not post - instead below is footage of Mr. Henning in life)