Islamic State issues video purporting to show Japanese hostages

January 20, 2015 08:59

The Islamic State armed group which holds swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese hostages and demanding "200 million" from the Japanese government to save their lives.

A knife-wielding black-clad figure, standing in a desert area along with two men and wearing orange clothing, criticized what he called the Japanese government's support for a US-led coalition waging a military campaign against Islamic State.

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