Fate of Japanese Hostages Unclear as Deadline ends

Tokyo, Jan 24: The deadline of two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic States has expired today, but their fate remains uncertain. The militants had demanded USD 200 million as ransom for their release.

On the other hand, the Japan government is trying its best to have a safe release of its two citizens. However, giving in to the terrorism will not be acceptable for the government nor the nation.

The government is using very channel to reach out the hostages for release. The families of the victims have put their fingers crossed as nobody knows what will happen next. They appealed the government to save their lives.

The Islamic States in a video has threatened to kill the hostages if Japan did not pay USD 200 million ransom within 72 hours. This time the ISIS targeted Japan for lending its support to fight against the terror group.

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