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(NEW YORK) — The parents of Abdul-Rahman Kassig released additional portions of the letter they received from their son while he was in captivity.

Kassig was recently threatened at the end of the video in which a purported ISIS militant murders British hostage Alan Henning. On Monday, Ed and Paula Kassig released additional excerpts from the letter their son wrote.

“…I want you to know about things here and what I’ve been through straight from me so you don’t have to wonder, guess, or imagine,” Kassig wrote. “All in all I am alright. Physically I am pretty underweight but I’m not starved, & I have no physical injuries, I’m a tough kid and still young so that helps.”

“Mentally,” Kassig said, “I am pretty sure this is the hardest thing a man can go through, the stress and fear are incredible but I am coping as best I can.” He told his parents that he had friends in captivity, who he played chess and trivia with, as well as sharing “stories and dreams of home and loved ones.”

“They tell us you have abandoned us and/or don’t care but of course we know you are doing everything you can and more,” Kassig reassured his parents.

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