British ISIS hostage John Cantlie appears in new propaganda video giving tour around Iraqi city of Mosul

The Islamic State has released a new propaganda video featuring British hostage John Cantlie, in which he gives a tour inside the city of Mosul in Iraq.

The country’s second largest city was captured by ISIS militants during a blitz in June when they murdered more than 2,000 Shiite prisoners and soldiers, according to Human Rights Watch.

In the bizarre documentary-style video, Mr Cantlie visits a souk (market place), a hospital and a police station and purports to paint life in the bomb-hit city as stable.

Well it’s better than having your head cut off.