Hostages “for sale” by ISIS


The Islamic State named the Chinese hostage as 50-year-old consultant Fan Jinghui. “Whoever would like to pay the ransom for his release and transfer can contact the following,” the ad states, followed by a telegram number with an Iraqi country code. Norwegian Prime Minister specified that “Norway does not pay ransoms. This is a principle we cannot depart from in the face of cynical terrorists” However, Erna Solberg added “our objective is to bring our fellow citizen home safely to Norway.” “Our son and my brother has been kidnapped and held as a hostage in Syria since January,” the family said in a statement released through the Norwegian foreign ministry on Thursday. The amount of money asked by ISIS was not specified.


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