Obama confirms `evil` murder of US aid worker Kassig

 President Barack Obama confirmed on Sunday the death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State group "pure evil."

Washington: President Barack Obama confirmed on Sunday the death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State group "pure evil."

"Abdul-Rahman was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity," Obama said in a statement released aboard Air Force One as he flew back to the United States from an Asia tour.

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