Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

January 29, 2015 1:58 AM

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Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.

Earlier in the day, Jordan had offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Goto.

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