IS publishes article allegedly by journalist hostage John Cantlie and releases fourth video

The Islamic State (IS) has published an article allegedly written by British hostage John Cantlie.

The lengthy piece was included in the fourth issue of IS's Dabiq magazine and carries the headline: "The real story behind my videos."

Cantlie, a photojournalist who has worked for newspapers including The Sunday Times, has featured in several propaganda videos released by the Islamic extremists in recent weeks. The latest video emerged yesterday.

In the article – which was published online – he insists that he produces the scripts for the videos and calls on the British Government to negotiate his release.

It includes a photograph of Cantlie appearing to wear the now-familiar orange outfit worn by other IS hostages.

The title of the publication, Dabiq, is taken from the name of a small town in northern Syria close to the border with Turkey.

Cantlie's father, Paul, has said his son was seized in northern Syria where he had been working as an independent photojournalist.

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