By Naina Bajekal
December 11, 2014

A fighter in Syria tweeted a photo on Wednesday which appears to give the clearest image yet of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executioner believed to be responsible for killing several hostages.

“Jihadi John” is the nickname given to the masked militant who has featured in several propaganda videos released by ISIS.

He is believed to be a British national from London and is responsible for the videotaped beheadings of numerous hostages, including two Syrian soldiers, the American journalists James

The ISIS executioner as seen in the James Foley video.
AP

Foley and Steven Sotloff, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, and most recently U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

Intelligence agencies say they have identified Jihadi John but have yet to reveal his name.

Read more: ISIS mass beheading video took up to six hours to film and multiple takes

Write to Naina Bajekal at naina.bajekal@time.com.

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