ISIS had never asked publicly for a ransom before, and the first time it did ended in tragedy.
The mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto has publicly expressed her grief, after a video purported to show his murder by ISIS.
Intelligence experts say it is "hard to calculate" what the extremist group will do in the wake of a Japanese journalist's execution.
The assault is the second that the group has launched against the strategically important city in the last week.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is confident “we will soon manage to reach a mutually beneficial agreement" with Europe.
Rodgers' 2014 MVP win is the second time in his career that he has been awarded the honor, which he previously won in 2011.
The country's police, who do not carry firearms as standard, say they need the weapons to combat the threat of terrorism.