Updated: Sept. 3 5:20 a.m.
A video released Tuesday by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, the U.S. government determined early Wednesday, marking the second time ISIS has killed an American journalist in as many weeks.
The video was first obtained and released by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the online activities of terrorist groups, and was determined to be authentic by the U.S. intelligence community according to a statement from National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden. The video, which TIME is not publishing, is similar to the video released last month of an ISIS militant killing American journalist James Foley. It depicts Sotloff, clearly under duress, criticizing American foreign policy before a warning from his masked killer and a threat to kill another foreign journalist.
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