(Picture: SERA
(Picture: SERA

Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria, has reportedly been murdered by Isis militants.

In a statement, his family asked the public to refrain from sharing pictures or video of his death and instead would like him to be "remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family".

Born in Indiana, he was deployed to Iraq as a US army ranger in 2007, before going on to set up his own charity that helped refugees from the Syrian civil war.

Special Emergency Response and Assistance (SERA) was set up by Kassig in 2012 to "provide acute logistical support and assistance in areas too difficult for other humanitarian organisations to effectively operate."

The group supplied essential equipment such as blankets, stoves, and fuel to refugees from Syria.

It's about showing people that we care, that someone is looking out for those who might be overlooked or who have slipped through the cracks in the system for whatever reason.

  • Peter Kassig
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