Jordanian hostage and Kenji Goto
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IS hostages: Jordan offers prisoner for captured airman

The authorities in Jordan have offered to free a Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatened to kill the pilot and another hostage.

On Tuesday, IS published a video where a man claiming to be Japanese captive Kenji Goto said Jordan had 24 hours to free the prisoner.

Otherwise both he and Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh would die, he said.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 29 Jan 2015
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