Captive British journalist appears in new ISIS video

In this Nov. 11, 2012 file photo, freelance British photojournalist John Cantlie poses with a Free Syrian Army rebel in Aleppo, Syria. (File photo: AP)

A captive British photojournalist has appeared in a new ISIS propaganda video purportedly from the militant-held city of Mosul.

It is the first video featuring John Cantlie to be released by ISIS since February 2015, when he appeared in what he said was Syria's Aleppo province.

The latest video was released by the ISIS-affiliated Aamaq news agency Saturday. In it, Cantlie is seen mocking US airstrikes on ISIS media kiosks. ISIS has long used Cantlie for propaganda purposes, featuring him in videos from Mosul, Aleppo and the Syrian town of Kobani, likely speaking under duress.

Cantlie has worked for several publications, including The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sunday Telegraph, and was kidnapped with American journalist James Foley in November 2012. ISIS beheaded Foley in August 2014.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50