The highly produced 22-minute video released online showed images of a man purported to be the pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who was captured in December, engulfed in flames inside a metal cage.
Jordanian state television confirmed the death and said Kassasbeh had been killed on January 3, before the jihadists offered to spare his life and free a Japanese journalist in return for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber held in Jordan . . .
Kassasbeh, a 26-year-old first lieutenant in the Jordanian air force, was captured on December 24 after his F-16 jet crashed while on a mission over northern Syria as part of the US-led coalition campaign against the jihadists . . .
The release of the video of the pilot’s purported murder came days after IS beheaded a second Japanese hostage within a week. (Read more about the horrific death of the Jordanian pilot HERE)
Grieving Father Kills 7 ISIS Terrorists in a Revenge Attack
By Gareth Roberts. An Iraqi man has reportedly gunned down seven Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in a revenge attack for the death of his son.
A string of reports claim Basil Ramadan, said to be in his 60s, opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle on a group of ISIS militants at a checkpoint in the city of Tikrit.
He killed seven before he was shot dead on Sunday morning.
Local media say ISIS terrorists executed Ahmed Ramadan, an 18-year-old college student, earlier this year.
He was killed alongside seven other young men who were accused of collaborating with the Iraqi security forces, reports say. (Read more from this story HERE)
Jordan Executes Two ISIS Terrorists – Including a Woman – In Retaliation
By FoxNews.com. Jordan said it had executed 2 prisoners early Wednesday after a new video surfaced on the Internet Tuesday showing ISIS burning alive a Jordanian pilot the terror group had held since December.
Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said that prisoners Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli were executed. Al-Rishawi has been on death row for her role in a triple hotel bombing in the Jordanian capital Amman in 2005 that killed dozens. Over the past week, Jordan had twice offered to swap her for the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. However, officials have said his captors did not deliver proof he was still alive, and the swap never moved forward.
The 44-year-old Iraqi woman’s suicide belt did not detonate at the time of the Amman attack and she fled the scene, but was quickly arrested. After a televised confession, she recanted, but her appeal was turned down.
Al-Rishawi had family ties to the Iraqi branch of Al Qaeda, a precursor of ISIS. Ziad Al-Karbuli was a former aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian Al Qaeda operative who was killed in 2006. (Read more from this story about the retaliatory executions for the Jordanian pilot burning HERE)