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UK investigates ISIS beheading video featuring British voice

James Foley of Rochester, N.H., a freelance contributor for GlobalPost, in Benghazi, Libya April 7, 2011. (AP Photo/GlobalPost)

LONDON: British counter-terrorism police said Wednesday that they had launched an investigation into an Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley and featuring the voice of a man with a British accent.

The Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command, that aims to protect London and the UK from the threat of terrorism, said in a statement that it was investigating the contents of the video that was posted online.

"We would like to remind the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under Terrorism legislation," the specialist operations unit added in the statement.

 

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