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An image taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube allegedly shows British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, at an undisclosed location in which he says he is being held captive, Sept. 18, 2014. VOA

Baghdad, December 8, 2016: British hostage John Cantlie has appeared in a new video released by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, reports an international group that tracks online activity of terrorist organisations.

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In the video, which was released on Wednesday, a bearded Cantlie appears thin and pale as he speaks about coalition bombing of the terror group’s Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.

He condemns airstrikes on the besieged city adding: “No Mujahideen here… just normal Muslims.”

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The 45-year-old photographer and journalist was captured in Syria in 2012 and was last seen on film in a video which emerged in July.

According to the SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities) group which monitors terror activities across the globe, Cantlie also discusses an airstrike on the last bridge in Mosul as well as about the bombing of water pipes that supply large parts of the city.

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It was the latest appearance by the captive, who was also shown in a video uploaded by IS group on March 18 earlier this year. (IANS)


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