‘Islamic State’ group threatens to kill Japanese hostages

Video emerges showing ISIS allegedly threaten to kill two Japanese unless a $200 million ransom is paid. (YouTube)

A video has emerged online which shows the “Islamic State” group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages. The jihadists are demanding a $200 million (172,764 euros) ransom in the next 72 hours.

The video, identified as being made by the “Islamic State” (IS) group’s al-Furqan media arm, was posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group.

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The two hostages in orange jumpsuits were identified by the militants as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa. Japanese officials had no immediate comment on the video.
The man speaking in the video whilst brandishing a knife resembles and sounds like a British militant who has been involved in previous beheadings by the Islamic State group.
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Source News: DW