ISIS wants money to not kill two Japanese hostages


“Although you are more than 8,500 kilometers away from the Islamic State, you willingly volunteered to take part in this crusade,” the man says, addressing his comments to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Shinzo Abe received this information during his currently six days visit in the Middle East. Haruna Yukawa, 42-year-old, a private security contractor ,have been captured in Syria in August. He losed his wife, his business and his home over the previous decade. Kenji Goto Jogo was a freelance journalist who reported for various Japanese news organizations about the situation in the Syrian battleground city of Kobani. Japan’s constitution allows it to use its military only for self-defense, but the country decided to participate to the anti terrorism combat and pledged $200 million to help countries “contending” with ISIS. Now, ISIS is asking the same amount of money. “It’s intolerable to make threats by taking hostages. We feel strongly indignant,” the Japanese Prime Minister told in a news conference in Israel. Tokyo had not been approached by the militant group for any negotiations.


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