Cameron describes new DAESH video as 'desperate stuff'

British prime minister says new DAESH video is ''desperate stuff'' from organisation that is losing ''its territory''

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Photo by: Reuters

British Prime Minister David Cameron

A new DAESH video which shows a young boy and and an older masked terrorist who both speak with clear British accents is ‘’desperate’’ propaganda of an organisation that is losing its territory, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

The 10-minute video released on Sunday, shows the assassination of five men who had been accused of spying for Britain. Afterwards, the man seen wearing a mask threatens David Cameron and vows that DAESH will one day occupy Britain just before he shoots one of the alleged spies in the head.

"This is a message to David Cameron, O slave of the White House, O mule of the Jews," the man says in the video.

"It's desperate stuff from an organisation that really does do the most utterly despicable and ghastly acts, and people can see that again today," Cameron told reporters.

"This is an organisation that's losing territory, it's losing ground ... Britain will never be cowed by this sort of terrorism, our values are so much stronger than theirs," he continued.

"It may take a very long time but they will be defeated."

Helen Bower, Cameron's spokeswoman declined to answer questions regarding whether the executed men seen in the video had been spies due to intelligence issues but said that the propaganda video was not true at all.

"It serves as a reminder of the barbarity of DAESH and what the world faces with these terrorists. It is also clearly a propaganda tool and should be treated as such," the spokeswoman said.

In November 2015, Britain announced that up to 800 British citizens had travelled to Iraq and Syria in order to join the terrorist groups, some to join DAESH. Less than 50 percent of them had returned to Britain, while about 70 percent are believed to have been killed.

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