LONDON: An eighth propaganda video released by the Islamic State (IS) shows British hostage John Cantlie giving the viewers a tour of the Iraqi city of Mosul in order to prove that “life in Mosul is business as usual.”
The documentary-style clip in English countered media claims that suggested that the city was “depressed” and “living in fear” and termed such reports “misleading,” reported The Guardian.
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was captured by the IS in June during a blitz that saw more than 2,000 Shia prisoners and soldiers being killed by the terror group.
The eight-minute video shows the 43-year-old British journalist visiting a market, a hospital and a police station and aims to portray life in the bomb-hit city as “stable.”
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said that the authorities are studying the contents of the video.
Cantlie was abducted by the IS more than two years ago and has appeared in a series of propaganda videos produced by the outfit.