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ISIS releases third video featuring British hostage

world Updated: Sep 30, 2014 15:06 IST
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a third video featuring John Cantlie, a photographer who worked for the Sunday Times newspaper before he was abducted in 2012.

According to The Guardian, the five-and-a-half minute video titled ‘Lend me your ears’ was released on Monday night and showed the 43-year-old hostage reading from a prepared script.

Cantlie, dressed in an orange outfit, described himself as a “long-term prisoner” and went on to criticise United States President Barack Obama’s air strikes to take on the ISIS.

The report said that it was unclear when the video was made but added that it appeared to be well-produced with good quality sound and lighting.

In a previous video posted by the group on Tuesday last week, the freelance photographer made clear that he was making the films under duress.

The first film, released two weeks ago, showed Cantlie saying he would speak about ISIS in future videos.

Cantlie was kidnapped in 2012 along with the US photographer James Foley, whose beheading was filmed by ISIS and posted online last month.

He was handcuffed and blindfolded for a week, but escaped with the help from the Free Syrian Army.

He was abducted for the second time when he returned to Syria towards the end of 2012.

Since August, ISIS has posted videos of the deaths of three Western hostages, US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid worker David Haines, who were beheaded.