British hostage John Cantlie is featured in the latest propaganda video purportedly released by the Islamic State focusing on coalition airstrikes on Mosul, Iraq. Cantlie was last seen in an ISIS video released this past July.
In the video, Cantlie discusses power and water infrastructure as well as a coalition airstrike on the last bridge in Mosul.
Cantlie has previous appeared in ISIS videos in Iraq and Syria. His last few videos, however, have been out of Mosul. His last narration was released in July, with another video focusing on airstrikes in Mosul released in March.
He has now been seen in no less than eight ISIS propaganda videos. However, he is looking hairier and thinner in this video than his last.
According to the BBC, Cantlie, whose work has appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sun, and the Sunday Telegraph, has been held hostage twice in Syria. He escaped from his first kidnapping in July 2012 with help from the Free Syrian Army.
He was kidnapped again after he returned to Syria at the end of 2012. It is believed he was kidnapped his second time with American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded on video by the Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” in August 2014.
In an April issue of the Islamic State Dabiq magazine, an article allegedly written by Cantlie shares Foley’s “last words.” Read it here.
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