Islamic State group release new John Cantlie video

The first video footage of John Cantlie in more than a year has emerged Credit: Facebook

A new propaganda video featuring British hostage John Cantlie has been released by so-called Islamic State (IS).

The video which emerged online purports to show the photojournalist, who was taken captive in Syria in November 2012, as he walks around a bomb-damaged building which he suggests is in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

It is the first footage of the Briton to be released in more than a year and shows him looking gaunt in what appears to be an oversized black jacket and trousers.

In the video Cantlie is seen presenting a documentary-style clip in English in which he casts doubt over the effectiveness of US operations against the jihadist operation, saying "what's really amazing, given the amount of money that America is spending on this war, is that it would go to the effort of destroying a small shack like this, in the middle of Mosul."

John Cantlie has been held captive for more than two years by IS militants and has appeared in numerous previous propaganda videos where he has delivered messages under duress from behind a desk and wearing an orange jumpsuit.