ISIS released the latest in a series of propaganda videos featuring British journalist John Cantlie today, this one shot in Mosul in the style of a news report.
In it, Cantlie claims to dispute the reporting of Western media outlets about what is happening in the caliphate.
"The media likes to paint a picture of life in the Islamic State as depressed, people walking around as subjugated citizens in chains, beaten down by strict, totalitarian rule," Cantlie says. "But really, apart from some rather chilly, but sunny December weather, life here in Mosul is business as usual."
Cantlie has been used in other propaganda directed at Western viewers, including a similar video of him "reporting" from Kobani in October.
Cantlie was held captive in Syra once before, in July 2012, but escaped with help from the Free Syrian Army, the BBC reports, and was captured again when he returned later that year.