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John Cantlie, wearing an orange jumpsuit, speaking on the Islamic propaganda video

John Cantlie, wearing an orange jumpsuit, speaking on the Islamic propaganda video

John Cantlie, wearing an orange jumpsuit, speaking on the Islamic propaganda video

The Islamic State has published an article allegedly written by British hostage John Cantlie urging the UK Government to engage in talks to secure his release.

The lengthy piece was included in the fourth issue of the IS Dabiq magazine and carries the headline: "The real story behind my videos."

Mr Cantlie, a photojournalist, has featured in several propaganda videos released by the Islamic extremists in recent weeks.

In the article – which was published online – he insists that he produces the scripts for the videos and calls on the British Government to enter negotiations with his captors.

It includes a photograph of Mr Cantlie appearing to wear the now-familiar orange outfit worn by other IS hostages.

Belfast Telegraph