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2015 Japanese Hostage Crisis in Syria (16 images)

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Freelance journalist Kenji Goto and security consultant, Haruna Yukawa were kidnapped my ISIS (Islamic State) militants in Syria in 2014. In a video released by the group on Tuesday, January 20th, they threaten to murder the hostages unless a $200 million ransom was paid in 72 hours. This amount matched the pledge of non-military assistance Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe had made, on a Middle East tour, for countries fighting ISIS. The deadline for the ransom to be paid was Friday...
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