Goto beheaded by IS groups:Reports


Cairo: An online video released on Saturday night revealed an Islamic State group militant beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.The video was an unfortunate end to days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by militant sympathisers on social media sites, bore the symbol of the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm.

“Abe,” the militant says in the video, referring to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, “because of your reckless decision to take part in an unwinnable war, this man will not only slaughter Kenji, but will also carry on and cause carnage wherever your people are found. So let the nightmare for Japan begin.”
Goto was kidnapped on October, after he traveled to Syria to try to win the release of Haruna Yukawa.Though the video could not be immediately independently verified, it conformed to other beheading videos released by the extremists, who now control a third of both Syria and neighboring Iraq in its self-declared caliphate.