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New Islamic State video shows another British hostage

A new video published by Islamic State militants appears to show another British hostage. Journalist John Cantlie is seen speaking to camera and says he was captured by militants in Syria in 2012.

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British hostage has been taken captive in Syria before

British journalist John Cantlie, who appears in a new video released by Islamic State militants, has been taken hostage in Syria before.

Despite being injured in a failed escape attempt before his release the first time, Mr Cantlie chose to return a few months later.

Speaking in August 2012, he said: "We were moved at gunpoint with the weapons loaded, with the safeties off, down into another larger tent where there were two Syrian prisoners.

"We were told that we should prepare to meet our maker and at that point we decided 'this isn't going so well'."

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