In its latest propaganda video, featuring British journalist John Cantlie, the Islamic State have featured him reporting from inside the Kurdish border town of Kobani.
The video, titled "Inside Ayn al-Islam," shows Cantlie walking in front of destroyed buildings in what is claimed to be Kobani, also spelled Kobane.
The Daily Mail report noted that 'slickly-produced new video' has been shot in a 'news broadcast-style' format. The report also notes that Cantlie appears to be reading from a prepared script in the video.
In the ISIS video, also referred to as Ayn al-Arab, Cantlie reporting from Kobane mocks international reports claiming that Islamic State made heavy losses in the battle for the town.
The British journalist then says that Kobani is about to fall completely into the militants' hands.
"Now the battle for Kobani is coming to an end," Cantlie says. "The mujahideen are just mopping up now, street to street, and building to building."
A BBC report also observed that the ISIS news report featuring John Cantlie is a 'scripted video.'
The 5-minute and 32-second long video opens with an aerial shot of Kobane, which is being claimed to have been filmed using a drone belonging to ISIS.
It is then followed by Cantlie saying: "Hello, I'm John Cantlie and today we are in the city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border."
In the news report video, Cantlie even points out that he could see the Turkish flag from where he is standing. He later points out to the Kurdish refugee camps near Turkey.
He claims that ISIS is now in full control of "the heart of the so-called PKK safe zone."
"For a month now the soldiers of the Islamic State have been besieging this city and despite continual American air strikes, which so far have cost nearly half a billion dollars, the mujahideen have pushed deep into the heart of the city. They now control the eastern and southern sectors," he adds.
Dressed in a black shirt, Cantlie, who appears to be in good health, takes a dig at the Pentagon, BBC and The Independent, and then goes on to state that some journalists are being briefed by Kurdish leaders or White House press secretaries but "neither of them have the slightest intention of telling the truth."
"But contrary to what the Western media would have you believe, it is not an all-out battle here now. It is nearly over. As you can hear, it is very quiet, just the occasional gunfire," he said.
"Urban warfare is as about as nasty and tough as it gets, and it's something of a specialty of the mujaheddin," he concludes.
According to Huffington Post, Cantlie, who has worked for the Sun, the Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Times, has been taken hostage twice. He was first taken prisoner by the Free Syrian Army in 2012 but was released within a week.
He then returned again in 2013 to Syria where he was captured a second time along with U.S. journalist James Foley, who was executed.
Following the latest ISIS video, which would be the sixth Islamic State clip featuring British Journalist John Cantlie, also seems to have opened up a debate online on whether Cantlie's been turned.
A few referring to the Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, noted that it is highly possible for Cantlie to start having 'positive feelings toward his captors, to the point that he may start identifying with them or even defend them.'