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American Reported Beheaded in Iraq

A video posted on a militant Islamic Web site shows the beheading of a man identified as civilian contractor Eugene Armstrong. Armstrong was kidnapped along with one British and one American colleague from their house in Baghdad Thursday. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon and NPR's Robert Siegel.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.