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Security services attempt to identify 'Briton' in IS video

Security services are attempting to discover the identity of the man and young boy - believed to be British - who appear in a new Islamic State video.

The video shows the killing of five men IS says were spying for the UK. The masked militant directly addresses David Cameron in the message, calling him "a slave of the White House" and an "imbecile".

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Cameron dismisses IS video as 'desperate' propaganda

David Cameron has described the latest Islamic State killings video, which features a British-sounding man and young boy, as "desperate stuff" from a group that is "losing territory" and "increasingly losing anybody's sympathy".

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister earlier said the released footage should be dismissed as propaganda.

The Foreign Office is examining the video which shows the apparently British militants along with the killing of five men accused of spying for the UK.

Mr Cameron was individually cited as an "imbecile" during the video by the gun-wielding jihadi with an English-sounding accent who condemned the RAF bombing campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria.

"We are examining the content of the video and the Prime Minister is being kept updated on that," his spokesperson said.

"It serves as a reminder of the barbarity of (Islamic State) and what the world faces with these terrorists. It is also clearly a propaganda tool and should be treated as such."

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