A pedestrian walks past a TV screen in Tokyo on January 26, 2015 showing news reports about Japanese journalist Kenji Goto being held by ISIS militants. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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An online message purportedly from ISIS warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live".The message again demanded the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in a 2005 terror attack that killed 60 people. It also mentioned for the first time Jordanian pilot 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, who is a captive of ISIS, setting a Wednesday afternoon deadline.The message says that unless the Jordanian government frees al-Rishawi within 24 hours, Goto and the pilot will be killed, adding that this would be the group's last message.Japanese officials had no immediate comment on the new message.Tuesday marked the first time a Japanese official mentioned al-Kaseasbeh, who has been held by the extremist ISIS group after his Jordanian F-16 went down near ISIS' de facto capital of Raqqa in December.
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