Islamic State claims responsibility for detaining Japanese man: Kyodo

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:14 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for detaining a Japanese man in Syria in a post on the Internet, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday.

The Japanese foreign ministry said on Monday Japan was investigating whether one of its citizens had been captured in northern Syria by Islamic State fighters.

(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Paul Tait)