IS Releases 2nd Video of British Hostage

IS Releases 2nd Video of British Hostage

A second video has been released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.
It comes less than a week after his first appearance on screen following his kidnapping in Syria in 2012.
Dressed in orange, Cantlie says he has been abandoned by the UK, the BBC reported.
IS has recently killed three hostages and, in a video showing the death of UK aid worker David Haines, threatened to kill British man Alan Henning next.
An experienced journalist and photographer, this is Cantlie’s second time being held captive in Syria. Having been kidnapped in July 2012 and handcuffed and blindfolded for a week, he somehow managed to escape.
He returned to Syria towards the end of 2012 and it was during this trip that his second kidnap occurred.
This latest clip has been circulated as the US and its allies launch air strikes against IS in Syria. UK forces are not involved but the government says it has not ruled itself out.
The video, which lasts for almost six minutes, follows a similar pattern to the first video featuring the journalist.
It is introduced with the title Lend Me Your Ears and Messages From The British Detainee John Cantlie.
He says Western governments “were caught napping by the sheer speed of the Islamic State’s growth” and although action is being taken now, they have underestimated “the strength and fighting zeal of the opponent”.
“Not since Vietnam have we witnessed such a potential mess in the making,” he says.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/vDmW0w

You can also read ...

Thousands Protest Racism in London
Thousands of people braved freezing temperatures in London to...
Presidential candidate, President Vladimir Putin, walks out of a voting booth at a polling station during Russia’s presidential election in Moscow on March 18. (Photo: AFP)
Russians voted in a presidential election on Sunday that was...
Turkey Forces Seize Syrian Town of Afrin
Turkey’s president said Sunday the Turkish military and allied...
Nine people were also wounded across  the border in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir due to the shelling from India.
Five members of an Indian family were killed and two injured...
Sri Lanka Lifts State of Emergency
Sri Lanka’s president announced he has lifted the nationwide...
Seehofer Calls for Tighter Border Controls, Suspension of Schengen Agreement
Germany should consider stepping up its border controls and...
Trump Attacks FBI as His Lawyer Calls for End to Russia Probe
US President Donald Trump slammed the FBI as he hailed the...