The Islamic State’s latest propaganda video features British hostage John Cantlie delivering scripted “news” from the strategic Syrian town of Kobani.
In the subtly disturbing video, Cantlie says Islamic militants are merely “mopping up now” and have practically won the battle for Kobani. He also claims that Islamic State militants are not "on the run."
"But contrary to what the Western media would have you believe, it is not an all-out battle here now. It is nearly over. As you can hear, it is very quiet, just the occasional gunfire,” he says. "Urban warfare is as about as nasty and tough as it gets, and it's something of a speciality of the mujahedeen."
The 43-year-old journalist went on to state that the media is getting its information from Kurdish commanders and White House press secretaries because there are no journalists in the area, “neither of whom have the slightest intention of telling the truth of what’s happening here on the ground.”
Watch the video here:
Cantlie's father, Paul, recently passed away after begging Islamic State terrorists to release his son in a video message recorded from a hospital bed.
As BBC News reports, Cantlie's sister, Jessica, has also requested "direct contact" with Islamic State terrorists regarding her brother's captivity.
Cantlie was captured by militants in late 2012.