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Online image purports to show Croatian hostage beheaded by Islamic State affiliate in Egypt

FILE - This image made from a militant video posted on a social media site on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show a militant standing next to another man who identifies himself as 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek, kneeling down as he reads a message at an unknown location.  An online image purports to show the Croatian hostage being held by an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has been beheaded. (Militant video via AP, File)

FILE - This image made from a militant video posted on a social media site on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show a militant standing next to another man who identifies himself as 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek, kneeling down as he reads a message at an unknown location. An online image purports to show the Croatian hostage being held by an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has been beheaded. (Militant video via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

An online image purports to show a Croatian hostage held by an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has been beheaded.

The still image was released Wednesday on social media. A caption on the image said Tomislav Salopek, a married, 30-year-old father of two, was killed "for his country's participation in the war against the Islamic State."

This comes after the Islamic State affiliate set at Friday deadline for the Egyptian government to meet their demands to free female Islamist prisoners.