Japanese PM expresses anger over "outrageous" killing of Jordanian pilot

Japanese PM expresses anger over "outrageous" killing of Jordanian pilot
A relative of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh up his picture as they shout slogans demanding the Jordanian government negotiate with Islamic State for his release, in front of the Royal Palace in Amman January 28, 2015.

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he was deeply angry over the "outrageous"killing of a Jordanian pilot, who was apparently burnt to death by Islamic State militants, and repeated Japan's resolve not to give in to terrorism.

Abe told a lower house budget committee he sympathised with Jordan and would expand Japan's humanitarian support in the region. He also said Tokyo would fulfil its responsibility to be part of the international fight against terrorism.

Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage. On Sunday, Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese man they had been holding hostage.

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