ISIS video claims one of 2 Japanese hostages beheaded

January 24, 2015 3:32 PM

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A Western site that monitors videos from the terrorist groups said Saturday that Islamic State had released a video claiming that one of the two Japanese captives, Haruna Yukawa, had been beheaded, but that the ransom demands had been changed for the remaining hostage.

The report could not be independently verified, but the U.S.-based terrorist monitoring organization, SITE Intellgience Group, has received videos in the past that proved to be authentic. SITE said the video had been distributed across several Islamic State-linked Twitter accounts.

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