ISIS shows execution of "British spies," addresses Cameron

19:44, 03 January 2016
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The ISIS militants have released a new video purporting to show the execution of five British spies, and threatening David Cameron over the UK's campaign in Syria, according to The Independent.

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It is thought the spies are not British citizens, but have been executed for working for the coalition and providing photos and videos from inside Raqqa, The Independent reported.

Speaking to the camera, the masked gunman can be heard saying: "This is a message to David Cameron," who he describes as an "imbecile" and "slave of the White House."

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The video, which cannot be independently verified, ends with a trailer for a further execution and a brief clip of a young child, wearing militant garb and speaking with a British accent, appearing to say: "We will kill the kuffar [non-believers] over there."

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A mixture of old and new footage, the flurry of activity has been seen as an attempt to distract from that significant defeat.

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