Japanese authorities

Read news from vl-news.com. Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned citizens to leave the areas in the Middle East where the terrorist group ISIS is operating. In January, ISIS insurgents executed two captured Japanese journalists.

Officials have learned about the fact that a 50-year-old freelance photographer is planning to travel to Syria from the newspaper that interviewed him. After officials failed to convince him to give up his travel plans, he was obliged to hand over his passport.

The Japan Foreign Ministry noted that this was the first time when the agency has taken such a step because of fears for the live and property of a citizen.

The world has learned about the execution by ISIS insurgents of the first of the Japanese hostages, Haruna Yukawa on January 24. After that, ISIS fighters requested in exchange for the second prisoner a pardon of a terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi who is contained in a Jordanian prison, but to no avail. On January 31 it was reported about the execution of Kenzi Goto.

A convicted female suicide bomber was executed the next day after it became known that the terrorists had burnt alive a captured Jordanian military pilot Moaz Al Kassabeh.

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