Jordan Executes 2 Iraqi Prisoners In Response To ISIS Killing Of Pilot

 

 

 

 

 

” Jordan hanged two Iraqis on Wednesday, including a female militant, hours after Islamic State released a video appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, a security source and state television said.

  Islamic State militants had demanded the release of the woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, in exchange for a Japanese hostage who was later killed.

  Jordan has promised an “earth-shaking response” to the killing of its pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh.

  Authorities also executed a senior al-Qaida prisoner, an Iraqi man who was sentenced to death in 2008 for militancy.

  The fate of Kasaesbeh, a member of a large tribe that forms the backbone of support for the country’s Hashemite monarchy, has gripped Jordan for weeks and some Jordanians have criticized King Abdullah for embroiling them in the US-led war that they say will provoke a militant backlash.

 

 

 

Jerusalem Post