The FBI is seeking information about the identity of an English-speaking individual seen in a propaganda video released in September of 2014 by the group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
In the video, a man whose face is obscured by a mask alternates seamlessly between English and Arabic in pro-ISIL pronouncements intended to appeal to a Western audience. Dressed in desert camouflage and wearing a shoulder holster, the masked man can be seen standing in front of purported prisoners as they dig their own graves and then later presiding over their executions. The man has what is believed to be a North American accent.
The video was released on September 19, 2014. In releasing a segment and still photos from the video, the FBI hopes someone might recognize the man through either his voice and/or appearance.