Second Japanese captive beheaded

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Second Japanese captive beheaded

The Islamic State group (ISIS) said in a video Saturday (Sunday in Manila), January 31, it had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing outrage from Tokyo and condemnation from Washington. The claim was made in a video released online that included no mention of a Jordanian pilot also being held by ISIS, whom the jihadist group has also threatened to kill.

A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, February 1, vowed to “never forgive terrorists.” “I am extremely angry about these heinous and despicable terrorist acts. We will never forgive terrorists,” Abe told reporters in Tokyo. “We will cooperate with the international community to make them atone for their crimes.”

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