Photo from a Youtube video released on October 4 by the Kassig family.

Family of executed aid worker releases statement

Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig’s parents, Ed and Paula Kassig, released a statement Sunday about his death.

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by his family, Peter Kassig stands in front of a truck filled with supplies for Syrian refugees. The Indianapolis, Indiana, aid worker being held by the Islamic State group told family and teachers that he’d found his calling in 2012 when he decided to stay in the Middle East instead of returning to college, according to an email released Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 by his family. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family, File)

US review of IS video confirms American’s death

The White House says a review of a new Islamic State video confirms the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

In this undated photo provided by the Kassig family, Peter Kassig, is shown with his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, a co-founder of Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, was an advocate for Palestinians in their struggle for a homeland. The Islamic State group released a graphic video on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in which a black-clad militant claimed to have beheaded U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, who was providing medical aid to Syrians fleeing the civil war when he was captured inside Syria on Oct. 1, 2013. His friends say he converted to Islam in captivity and took the first name Abdul-Rahman. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)

Friends mourn apparent beheading of US aid worker

Kassig’s friends and family say he understood the risks involved of working in the region, but that he felt called to help.

FILE - In this August 2013 file photo provided by the Kassig Family, Peter Kissig, who friends and family say changed his name to Abdul-Rahman Kassig, right, works as a medic to help a wounded man near Deir Ezzor, Syria. A new graphic video purportedly produced by Islamic State militants in Syria released Sunday Nov. 16, 2014 claims U.S. aid worker Kassig was beheaded. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family, File)

Butler University, Governor Pence releases statements on Kassig

After a video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday, the university Kassig attended along with the state’s governor issued a stateme…