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Fate of two Japanese held hostage by IS uncertain after ransom deadline expires

The fate of two Japanese men taken hostage by Islamic State militants operating in Syria and Iraq remained unknown today since the perceived deadline for payment of a US$200 million ransom expired.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The fate of two Japanese men taken hostage by Islamic State militants operating in Syria and Iraq remained unknown today since the perceived deadline for payment of a US$200 million ransom expired.

Fate of two Japanese held hostage by IS uncertain after ransom deadline expires