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British captive appears in new IS video

British captive appears in new IS video

BEIRUT: British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held prisoner by the militant Islamic State (IS) group, appeared in a new video released on Saturday supposedly filmed in the militants’ Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.

In the latest instalment in a series of propaganda videos released by IS, Cantlie speaks to the camera in the style of a news report.

It is unclear when it was shot, but Cantlie last appeared in an IS video in early 2015.

In Saturday’s video, a gaunt-looking Cantlie says he is in Mosul, IS’ main city in northern Iraq.

Dressed in black and squinting in the sunshine, he is seen standing in front of a metal shack he describes as a media kiosk that distributes IS pamphlets, which was destroyed in an air strike by a US-led coalition.

Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2016

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