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Islamic State video of captured British photographer signals a shift in the group's propaganda

Islamic State video of captured British photographer signals a shift in the group's propaganda

The latest Islamic State video showing captured British war photographer John Cantlie signals a shift in the extremist group’s propaganda as it loses territory, analysts say. 

At the start of the video released this week Cantlie stands in front of what he describes as a damaged bridge across the Tigris River linking the east and west sides of Mosul, the Sunni Muslim militants’ last major stronghold in Iraq. Three other bridges were destroyed by airstrikes and one remained, he said. 

People try to cross the bridge’s wreckage and black smoke billows in the background.  

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