A new Islamic State (Isis) video acquired by the Daily Mail shows Isis chief executioner, Jihadi John unmasked for the first time and threatening to return to the UK along with Isis leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
In the approximately one-minute video, Jihadi John, whose real name is Mohammed Emwazi, can be seen wearing a hood and turning to the camera. The video is believed to have been shot on a phone in a desert area of Deir Ezzor in south-east Syria.
According to the Daily Mail, it was shot at least two months ago. Jihadi
John was last spotted in an Isis beheading video in January this year, in which he was shown beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Since then, he has not appeared on any Isis propaganda material.
In the new video, Emwazi says that he will continue "cutting heads" and one day would return to Britain, "not alone but accompanied by the Caliph - Isis leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi."
The Daily Mail claimed that it acquired the video from the Free Syrian Army. The authenticity of the video, however, could not be verified independently.
The video has surfaced just days after reports claimed that Mohammed Emwazi – the man responsible for beheading British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotlofff –was being hunted down by Isis.
It was reported that Jihadi John was on the run, fearing that he too would be beheaded as other Isis fighters were 'jealous' of him. He is believed to have crossed into Libya.
In February, the real identity of the 26-year-old Londoner was released by the British intelligence agencies. Following the revelation, Emwazi even apologised to his family for the problems he had created and said he was sorry only for bringing shame to his family but not killing the infidels.
Since then he has maintained a low-profile and has not been featured on any of the Isis propaganda videos.
Jihadi John Video