- Category : Engineer-Aerospace
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Defiance 1
David Haines was a Scottish aid worker who was captured by ISIL in early 2013, and later allegedly executed by beheading in early September 2014. Haines was born in East Yorkshire, moving to Perth, Scotland as a child and prior to his capture resided in Sisak, Croatia as a father of two. Haines had been an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force before turning to work in humanitarian aid in 1999. He helped victims of conflict in the Former Yugoslavia, Africa and the Middle East. In 2012, he was an unarmed security worker for Nonviolent Peaceforce, a civilian peacekeeping group in South Sudan.
Haines was abducted in March 2013 by ISIL while working in Syria for the aid group, ACTED, assessing refugee camp locations in the north of the country. He was kidnapped near the Atmeh refugee camp near the Turkish border and the Syrian province of Idlib. He was seized along with an Italian aid worker and two Syrians who have since been freed. The Syrian translator who was with Haines, now freed, claimed that insurgents shot out the tyres and surrounded their vehicle on a country road.
A video of Haines' apparent beheading, entitled "A Message to the Allies of America", was released by ISIS on September 13, 2014. The video, following a similar format to the ones for James Foley and Steven Sotloff.