Topics

Syrian Civil War
Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State
Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State

The Islamic State militant group released video Thursday that appears to show a captive British journalist in images that mark a departure from the beheadings of hostages that have become the hallmark of the extremists’ propaganda efforts. The video released on YouTube, titled "Lend Me Your Ears" and lasting three minutes and 22 seconds, opens with the journalist, identified as John Cantlie, looking directly at the camera while he calmly recounts his capture by militants in Syria in late 2012. He wears an orange jumpsuit like those worn by Western captives beheaded by the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The video features...

Loading