Islamic State to Make Statement on Japan Hostages, NHK Says

January 23, 2015 1:14 AM

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Islamic State will release a statement “soon” on two Japanese hostages it has threatened to kill sometime on Friday if Japan doesn’t pay a $200 million ransom, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported.

The Japanese people are infidels at war with Islamic State, a spokesman for the group said on an Internet call with NHK. When asked about negotiations with the Japanese government for the release of the two men, the spokesman said it wasn’t a good question, NHK reported.

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