Chechen Leader: We’ll Avenge Man Beheaded in IS Video

MOSCOW (Reuters) -

The president of Russia’s Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Thursday that whoever was responsible for the beheading of a Russian man from Chechnya, purportedly shown on an Islamic State video, will be killed.

“Yes, he was Russian-Chechen, he was beheaded … there are proven facts,” Kadyrov told journalists. “Whoever killed that man … won’t live for long.”

The SITE monitoring group reported Wednesday that Islamic State had released a video showing the beheading of a man the group claimed was a Russian spy.