BREAKING: ISIS Says Japanese Hostages Were Executed …Update: One Hostage Dead

ISIS released video Tuesday threatening to slaughter two Japanese hostages in the next 72 hours unless a $200 million ransom is paid.
isis japanese hostages

Japan was reportedly unsuccessful in contacting ISIS over the hostage crisis.

An ISIS spokesman told Japanese broadcaster NHK that the group would release a statement “soon” about the hostages.

The deadline passed this morning.

FOX News reported that ISIS announced the hostages were dead.

A tweet from a Twitter account linked to ISIS said the hostages had been killed “because of Japan’s choices.” The tweet, on the same one that previously posted the countdown clock, warned that a new video was “being sent to production.”

Here is the tweet from an ISIS affiliated account:
isis japan tweet

UPDATE: One hostage was killed. ISIS posted video Saturday.

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