A Look at the Hostages Believed Held by Islamic State Group

January 20, 2015 2:25 PM

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KENJI GOTO AND HARUNA YUKAWA: The Islamic State group threatened to kill the two Japanese hostages in a video released Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours. In August, a Japanese citizen believed to be Yukawa, a private military company operator in his early 40s, was kidnapped in Syria after going there to train with militants. Goto is a Japanese freelance journalist who went to report on Syria's civil war last year.

MU'ATH AL-KASEASBEH: The 26-year old Jordanian pilot is the first foreign military pilot to fall into IS hands since an international coalition began its aerial campaign against the group in September. He was carrying out air strikes against the militants when his F-16 went down near the Islamic Sta...

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