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The double life of a Russian ‘spy’ beheaded by Islamic State

The double life of a Russian ‘spy’ beheaded by Islamic State

In the video, a man in an orange jump suit kneels beside a lake in Syria and confesses in Russian to spying on Islamic State militants. Another Russian speaker, this one in camouflage fatigues, then uses a hunting knife to hack off the kneeling man’s head. When Islamic State posted this footage online on Dec. 2, it brought the distant