Jordan Executed Two al-Qaeda Prisoners After Barbaric Act of ISIS

Jordan Executed Two al-Qaeda Prisoners After Barbaric Act of ISIS | PakistanTribe.com

Jordan Executed Two al-Qaeda Prisoners After Barbaric Act of ISIS | PakistanTribe.com

JORDAN – A Jordanian government spokesman says Jordan has executed two prisoners, including a would-be female suicide bomber from al-Qaeda.

The executions on Wednesday came just hours after Islamic State militants released a video that purportedly showed a captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive in a cage. Jordan had earlier vowed a swift and lethal response to the “barbaric” act.

Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said that two prisoners, Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli, were executed early Wednesday. 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.

Islamic State militants put to death a captured Jordanian fighter pilot by burning him alive in a cage, according to a video released by the group. The military confirmed the death of Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, who was captured by the extremists in December when his F-16 crashed while he was flying a mission as part of the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State.

Over the past week, Jordan had offered to trade al-Rishawi, a failed suicide bomber, for the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, but froze any swap after saying it had received no proof that the pilot was still alive.

Al-Rishawi had been sentenced to death after her 2005 role in a triple hotel bombing in Amman that killed 60 people. Al-Karbouly was sent to death row in 2008 for plotting terror attacks on Jordanians in Iraq.


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