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Japanese officials have said they are doing their best to communicate with ISIS, which threatened in a video released Tuesday to kill two Japanese citizens it's holding within 72 hours if it doesn't receive the huge sum it's demanding.
But Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that Tokyo had so far heard nothing and doesn't know what situation the two hostages, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, are in.
Japan has said it would try reaching the ISIS captors through third parties, like governments in the region or local tribal leaders.
"We are aiming to save them as soon as possible," Suga said Thursday.
Time is of the essence: the Japanese government says it estimates ISIS' ultimatum will expire at 2:50 p.m. Friday, Tokyo time (12:50 a.m. ET). (Continue Reading.)
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa To Be Executed Tomorrow by ISIS if Ransom Not Paid
Meanwhile, our leaders continue to praise and defend the religion that promotes such brutality.