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The younger brother of a Japanese security worker taken captive in Iraq has said that a dead body shown in internet footage is his brother.
The Japanese media's reaction to its citizens who have been taken hostage in Iraq has left many observers bewildered.
Gavin Blair in Tokyo
The captors of a Japanese man in Iraq have released a new video apparently showing the ambush that led to his capture, while a group holding an Australian captive wants to set new conditions for his release.
Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura has appealed on Aljazeera for the safety of a Japanese security man who was wounded in an ambush in Iraq

The head of the Japan Defence Agency has said the activities of its troops in

US forces say they have killed dozens of armed fighters near the Iraq-Syria border, but al-Qaida in the Land of Two Rivers has denied the claim in a website statement, according to Aljazeera.

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Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
 
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