Japanese Premier Vows to Save Islamic State Group Hostages

Jan 20, 2015 10:14 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) - Japan's prime minister has vowed to save the two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told journalists on Tuesday: "Their lives are the top priority."

Abe also said: "It is unforgivable and I feel strong resentment."

Abe demanded the Islamic State group immediately release hostages Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa.

An online video released Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill the two men unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours.


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