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Islamic State: Norwegian, Chinese Hostages ‘For Sale’

The Islamic State group has released ransom notices for two new hostages, one for a Chinese citizen who is reportedly a freelance contractor from China’s capital of Beijing and another for a man from Norway. Norway’s prime minister, Erna Soldberg, has already confirmed that the Norwegian man is being held hostage in Syria. She told reporters late Wednesday that “everything indicates” that the Islamic State is responsible. Soldberg said the man — Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, a 48-year...

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