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ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages [VIDEO]

A new online video that surfaced Tuesday claims to show Islamic State militants threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a ransom of $200 million in the next 72 hours, but Tokyo has responded it will not to bow to “terrorism,” the AFP reports. The video was posted on militant websites associated with ISIS and was purportedly made by the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm. Footage reveals two hostages in orange jumpsuits that the jihadi names as Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa. The militant, speaking with a British accent, said Japan was targeted for supporting Western military efforts. “You have proudly donated $100 million to kill our women and children, to destroy the homes of the Muslims,” the jihadi said on camera. But chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Japan would not give in to terrorist threats. “Our country’s stance – contributing to the fight against terrorism without giving in – remains unchanged,” he said at a news conference in Tokyo. An official in the foreign ministry office said earlier the government is analyzing the video for authenticity.

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