United Kingdom believes Isil hostage John Cantlie is still alive, minister says

Security Minister Says ISIS Hostage John Cantlie Is Still Alive

John Cantlie, a British photojournalist abducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in 2012, is believed to be alive more than six years after his capture, according to the United Kingdom security minister.

Now comes word that the British government believes Cantlie is still alive more than six years later, and still being held by ISIS.

The photojournalist from Hampshire was last seen alive in an IS propaganda video in 2016.

In March 2016, a video appeared online apparently showing Mr Cantlie.

Cantlie, was covering the conflict on a freelance basis when he was taken by militants alongside American journalist James Foley.

Asked generally about British hostages around the world, Wallace said the United Kingdom does not pay ransom and discourages other countries from doing so.

The Young and the Restless star found dead at 52
John's body was discovered by friends who went to check up on him at his San Fernando Valley, California home. While there is no official cause of death at the moment, TMZ claims alcohol was involved.

Majority feature him speaking from Mosul as well as the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Kobani.

He told the magazine in October that he saw him "seven or eight months ago, in my prison, with an interpreter".

Cantlie was captured first in July 2012 but escaped with help from the Free Syrian Army.

He has worked for several publications, including The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Sunday Telegraph.

A freed ISIS prisoner said he suffered "weeks and weeks" of torture after he tried to escape his terrorist prisoners.

On Tuesday, the "Free John Cantlie" campaign said it was "aware of the current news circulating" that he is alive. In August 2014, Foley was beheaded.

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