DAVID Cameron yesterday promised to “hunt down” the Islamic State (IS) terrorist who beheaded UK national David Haines, warning the government would stop at nothing to see justice served.
“This is a despicable and appalling murder of an innocent aid worker. It is an act of pure evil,” the Prime Minister said in a statement. In a televised speech yesterday, he added: “We have to confront this menace. Step-by-step, we must drive back, dismantle and ultimately destroy IS and what it stands for. We will do so in a calm, deliberate way – but with an iron determination.”
Cameron detailed the government’s plan to back Kurdish forces on the ground in Iraq with weapons and training, but stopped short of throwing UK support behind air strikes in the region. The Prime Minister has been vocal in his support for American military action.
Yesterday, the foreign office named a second British man being held by IS militants. Alan Henning, also an aid worker, was named in a video posted online by IS over the weekend, which appears to show the beheading of Briton David Haines.