French journalist Nicolas Henin describes ‘brutal’ life as an Islamic State hostage in Syria

A freed Islamic State hostage who shared a cell with all four men beheaded by the jihadis says he is still haunted by his experiences in captivity.

In an interview with ITV, French journalist Nicolas Henin said the murders of former cellmates James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Alan Henning had brought back “brutal” memories.

Though he was released with other French hostages in April, Henin said he can’t shake the horrors of his time in Syria.

“Normally when you are released you are free — I’m not,” he said.

“My mind is still somewhere in a cell in Syria, and I can very much wake up one day with news that one of my former cellmates has been killed and this brings me back months before”…

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