New Video Shows John Cantlie as ISIS Hostage
Now John Cantlie, a British war reporter, appears in a new video that is reported to be released by the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
Cantlie appears in the customary orange-color robe similar to the one worn by James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and British hostage David Haines, who were reportedly beheaded by ISIS, although the claims remain unsubstantiated.
Released Thursday, the video shows Cantlie delivering a message, saying his government has abandoned him and he has nothing to lose.
He also says that “after two disastrous and hugely unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, why is it that our governments appear so keen to get involved in yet another unwinnable conflict?”
British journalist John Cantlie shown in… by reuters
It’s believed that Cantlie along with James Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012.
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Meanwhile, in a shocking revelation, the mother of American journalist James Foley who was reportedly beheaded and killed last month by ISIS, says she was not allowed by the U.S. administration to save her son.
Another American journalist, Austin Bennett Tice, went to Syria in 2012 as a freelance journalist to report on the conflict there. His family and friends lost contact with Austin, as he was preparing to travel from Daraya – near Syrian capital Damascus – to Beirut, Lebanon.
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