Jan 20 2015
A video released today allegedly shows the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a $200 million ransom from the Japanese government in the next 72 hours.
Ahram The video shows two hostages in orange jumpsuits that the Muslim terrorists identify as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa. In August, a Japanese citizen believed to be Yukawa, a private military company operator in his early 40s, was kidnapped in Syria after going there to train with militants, according to a post on a blog kept. One video on his page showed him holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle with the caption: “Syria war in Aleppo 2014.” Goto is a respected Japanese freelance journalist who went to report on Syria’s civil war last year and knew of Yukawa.