Within the video, which was revealed Wednesday, a bearded Cantlie seems skinny, sporting a heavy darkish coat and black trousers. He describes how allied forces bombed 4 of 5 bridges that span the River Tigris and the way the bridges’ destruction has harm residents of the town.
Cantlie additionally talks concerning the bombing of water pipes that provide giant elements of the town.
In that video, an eight-minute recording, Cantlie is seen standing and chatting with the digital camera on the west aspect of the so-referred to as “Previous Bridge,” a slender metal girder construction that he says is the final satisfactory bridge over the River Tigris that divides the town.
US airstrikes on Thanksgiving Day disabled the 4 different bridges.
Cantlie was taken hostage whereas reporting in Syria in November 2012. In contrast to different Western hostages who have been killed by ISIS, Cantlie has been repeatedly utilized as a number of ISIS propaganda movies.
Like in earlier movies, Cantlie doesn’t use the spiritual language virtually all the time utilized by ISIS leaders. He does, although, convey info from an ISIS perspective.
ISIS has carried out executions, together with beheadings, in try to determine an Islamic caliphate stretching from Syria into Iraq. In lots of instances, ISIS — which refers to itself because the Islamic State — has videotaped the executions and posted them on-line.
On September 2, 2014, ISIS launched a video displaying the beheading of Sotloff. Sotloff’s obvious executioner speaks in the identical British accent as the person who purportedly killed Foley.
Iraqi safety forces have been preventing since early October to recapture Iraq’s second largest metropolis from ISIS.
CNN’s Mohammed Tawfeeq and Darran Simon contributed to this report.
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