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British aid worker Alan Henning is feared dead after Isis released a video showing his apparent beheading

British aid worker Alan Henning is feared dead after Isis released a video showing his apparent beheading

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British aid worker Alan Henning is feared dead after Isis released a video showing his apparent beheading

Barbara Henning has issued a plea for Islamic State to release her husband.

Alan Henning, a former taxi driver from Salford, was kidnapped last December in Syria by IS militants.

She told BBC News: "I ask Islamic State please release him, we need him back home."

The 47-year-old aid worker was shown at the end of a video released earlier this month after the beheading of fellow British captive David Haines.

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