MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti) — A Russian engineer Sergey Gorbunov was executed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, The New York Post reported.
"Sergey Gorbunov was dragged out of his cell and shot to death this past spring," the newspaper said Sunday.
The last video with the Russian engineer was published by the extremists in October 2013. "They treat me well, give food, but if in five days I'm not exchanged for Khalid Suleiman from Saudi Arabia… then I will be killed. I appeal to the President of Syria, Russia, to the Red Cross… I am very afraid," Gorbunov said in the video.
The radical Sunni group is known for its extreme violence. The jihadi group has already released a number of videos showing the execution of foreign citizens. Among the IS victims are American reporter James Foley, American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff and British aid worker Alan Henning.
The Islamic State has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, it launched an offensive in Iraq and seized vast areas in both countries, proclaiming an Islamic caliphate on the territories under its control. The United States and its allies are currently carrying out air raids against the insurgents in both countries.