ISIS Extends Deadline for Prisoner Swap

By
A video released by ISIS on social media Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, purportedly shows a masked man standing over two kneeling men in orange jumpsuits. The terror groups threatened to kill the two Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million.
Photo: ISIS

A day after Jordan said it’s willing to do a prisoner exchange with ISIS, the terrorist group extended its deadline for the swap, saying Jordan must present attempted suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi at the Turkish border by sundown on Thursday. In the new message released late on Wednesday, a voice believed to be that of Japanese ISIS hostage Kenji Goto says in English, “If Sajida al-Rishawi is not ready for exchange for my life at the Turkish border by Thursday sunset, 29th of January, Mosul time, the Jordanian pilot Mu’adh al-Kasasibah will be killed immediately.” It’s unclear whether ISIS is willing to release both hostages or what will happen to Goto if their demand isn’t met.

ISIS Extends Deadline for Prisoner Swap