ISIS releases pictures purporting to show Jordanian pilot being burned alive

The Islamic State posted pictures to its website purporting to show the Jordanian pilot who was captured by the group in December being burned alive.

Jordan had been making efforts to free the pilot in a prisoner swap.  The Hashemite Kingdom said on Sunday it was still ready to hand over a jailed Iraqi militant to Islamic State in a swap deal if the captured Jordanian pilot was released, even after a second Japanese hostage was beheaded by the hardline group.

Jordan’s security and military agencies were making constant checks to see whether the pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, was still alive, government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said.

Kasaesbeh was captured in December after his F-16 fighter jet crashed in territory controlled by the militants in Syria.

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ISIS releases pictures purporting to show Jordanian pilot being burned alive – Middle East – Jerusalem Post.

 

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