The british journalist John Cantlie (45) was in 2012, kidnapped in Syria along with James Foley. While Foley was killed by IS in 2014, we have periodically received heartbeat from Cantlie.
He has been used by ICE in the propagandavideoer, the last from 2016.
Director of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mustafi Bali, register now that Cantlie might be alive. It writes the website Kurdistan24.
the Site writes that sources in the IS claimed that Cantlie was killed when the ICE was forced out of Mosul in 2017. Bali reports now on Twitter that unconfirmed sources claim Cantlie is alive and moving around in the town of Hajeen in the east of Syria.Used in propagandavideoer
British Cantlie has been kidnapped twice while he has worked as a krigsreporter. The first time was in July 2012, in Syria. Cantlie released free after a week, with your life intact.
Only four months later he was kidnapped again.
Cantlie has thus, through the years in captivity appeared in various propagandavideoer. In the videos he talks a lot about the ICE, but he has also criticized both the british and the american government for their strategy in the face with the terrorists.
It has also been speculated that Cantlie developed stockholmsyndromet, as described by a victim of abduction, over time, develops a sympathy for their kidnappers.
Back in 2015, after a widely reported video showed the british media to a conversation with a man who had been released from captivity. He believed Cantlie had not been in the video of the free will.Lose the united STATES-support
Iraqi forces took back Mosul in 2017. Now, many of Mosuls inhabitants moved back to the city.
In spite of a long series of military defeats of the last few years, IS still active in some areas in Syria. As of July 2018, it was estimated that the group controls a little less than 3 per cent of the country.
SDF is supported for the rest of the united STATES. Right before christmas reported, however, president Donald Trump that the united STATES will eventually bring all the soldiers home from the war-torn country.
SDF have taken a high number of foreign IS members to capture the last few months in Syria. SDF has complained that the West has not taken responsibility for the warriors, and opprørsalliansen says it does not have the capacity to hold on to them indefinitely.
SDF which is dominated by kurds, but also arab members, get air support from the united STATES. Both the SDF and the Russian-supported syrian government forces are engaged in separate operations against the ICE.Experts reprove Trumps Syria-decision: - Extraordinarily shortsighted and naive