Philippines jihadist group threatens to kill German hostages

'War on depravation' Kerry tells intl anti-ISIS alliance

(ANSA) - Cairo, September 24 - A Philippines-based jihadist terror group reportedly threatened to kill two German hostages unless their country stops supporting United States air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) fundamentalists in Syria and Iraq, sources said Wednesday.
    The jihadist organization calling itself Abu Sayyaf Group also asked Germany to ransom the two hostages, who were abducted in April.
    Germany replied that its anti-ISIS strategy won't change.
    Also on Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry called on the international community to stand together against ISIS.
    "This war affects us all," Kerry said on the third day of US air strikes against the fundamentalist militia in Syria and Iraq.
    "It's a war against depravation and evil".


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