Friday, September 26, 2014

Report: Israel says nine Japanese nationals have joined Islamic State

(JPost) Japan is looking into an Israeli intelligence tip according to which nine of its nationals have joined Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, according to The Japan Times.

Tokyo said that the former Israeli ambassador to Japan, Nissim Ben Shitrit, informed the current head of the Japanese air force that Jerusalem had obtained information indicating that nine Japanese nationals had enlisted into the ranks of Islamic State terrorists.