TV host Karl Stefanovic has hit back at Islamic State, firing off a cheeky tweet after the terrorist group used footage of him in their latest propaganda video.
Brief footage of the host of the Nine Network's Today show featured at the start of the slick, 12-minute video titled "So we will give him a good life", released overnight via an Islamic State channel on the encrypted communication service Telegram.
The video, seen by Fairfax Media, begins with scenes of heavily armed police and armoured vehicles mobilising as the deadly December 2015 attack in in San Bernardino, California unfolds.
It then cuts to Stefanovic as he was recording a piece live to camera from outside Le Carillion bar, where more than a dozen people were killed in the Islamic State assault on Paris in November.
Stefanovic is seen reacting as heavily-armed police swarm the scene and crowds flee after hearing a series of loud bangs, which at the time were mistaken for gunshots.
A narrator praises the attacks in San Bernadino and Paris before showing footage of people living a supposedly idyllic life in the Islamic State's caliphate and calling for new recruits to join the group.
Nine Network declined to comment on the video. However, Stefanovic posted a cheeky tweet on Thursday morning, telling "all you isil bastards [sic]" to tune in to Today on Monday because the show is giving away "heaps of cash and good times."
Make sure all you isil bastards tune in Monday. We are giving away heaps of cash and good times. https://t.co/sQyhCQIjeN— Karl Stefanovic (@karlstefanovic) February 4, 2016
After showing Stefanovic in Paris, the video cuts to still-shots of footage US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande and patches together footage from other news outlets, including America's NBC, of the carnage in the streets of Paris.
It also features file footage of Zahran Alloush, a powerful Syrian rebel leader who was killed in a Russian air strike on Christmas Day.
Most of the video is intended to show people living in Islamic State's declared "caliphate", supposedly enjoying everyday life by cooking food, fishing, doing push-ups on a sports pitch and watching the sun set over a lake.
In some bizarre scenes, men don wetsuits to catch fish and crabs in a lake and wave the Islamic State flag while underwater.
A man sings about killing "kuffar", or disbelievers, while others are shown preparing guns, bullet belts and tanks.
"We are men that love that death just as you love life. We are the soldier that fight in the day and the night," the man sings.
"Going forth preparing to roar are the brothers of light with kuffar in sight. They rank so many and weapons are heavy but soldiers of Allah are more than ready."
Children are seen building sand castles, while men snorkel and catch fish amid a picturesque backdrop.
However, residents of the extremist group's self-declared capital of Raqqa in Syria have painted a very different picture, pointing to a failing regime that is struggling to provide even basic services and food, and describing Raqqa as a giant prison.
The US-led coalition in recent weeks reported that Islamic State's territory shrank by 40 per cent in Iraq and 20 per cent in Syria last year.
Fairfax Media with AAP