ISIS releases a video showing Cantlie, a British photojournalist kidnapped in Syria in 2012, speaking on behalf of the group. Cantlie acknowledges that he is a captive:
Now, I know what you are thinking. ‘He is only doing this because he is a prisoner, he’s got a gun at his head
He says that this video and future productions will give more information about ISIS:
There are two sides to every story. Think you’re getting the whole picture?
He questions the motivations for the west becoming involved:
After two disastrous and hugely unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, why is it that our governments appear so keen to get involved in yet another unwinnable conflict?