An undated family handout photo of British aid worker Alan Henning taken at a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syria border. REUTERS/Henning family handout via the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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A British hostage who is being threatened by ISIS militants is a taxi driver from northern England who volunteered to drive a humanitarian aid convoy to Syria for a Muslim charity.Alan Henning, a 47-year-old father of two teenage children, was shown in the same video released Saturday that documented the gruesome murder of Briton David Haines.He was kidnapped in December as he was driving with an unofficial aid convoy to a camp for internally displaced people in Syria.Nicknamed "Gadget" for his love for new technology, he was not a professional aid worker but friends and colleagues said he was touched by the suffering of Syria's civilian population.Jameel said Henning had insisted on taking part in the convoy instead of spending the New Year's holidays with his family.
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