Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIS militants

Image released by ISIS-linked Furqan Media Foundation believed to show the Jordanian pilot being burned inside a cage near Syria's Raqqa

ARA News

Damascus, Syria –  The Al-Furqan Media Foundation of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) rereleased a video Tuesday evening, in which the group claimed responsibility for the execution of the imprisoned Jordanian pilot by burning him alive in a cage.

Also, IS-linked media sources published pictures of the execution carried out against pilot Muaz Kasasbeh who was burned alive after the failure of prisoners exchange during the past few days.

Following the video’s release, Jordan’s king cut short his visit to Washington.

Local media sources reported that the Jordanian Army Command informed the family of the pilot that the Islamic State has executed their son.

Meanwhile, the Jordanian Parliament suspended its session soon following the news of Kasasbeh’s execution on Tuesday.

The IS hardline group had given a deadline for Jordan until the evening of last Thursday for the release of the Jordanian pilot in exchange for Sajida Rishawi, an Iraqi woman detained after an attempted of suicide bombing in Amman in 2005. 

The Jordanian warplane, which was part of the U.S.-led coalition to eliminate the Islamic State group, had fallen while flying over Raqqa province, in northeastern Syria. The radical group then announced that its militants were able to shoot down the warplane and capture the pilot, Lieutenant Commander Muaz Kasasbeh.


Reporting by: Mohammed al-Shami

Source: ARA News

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