Al-Kasasbeh’s mother demands Daesh be burned

Published February 9th, 2015 - 12:00 GMT

The mother of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh - who was burned alive by Daesh [ISIL] – called on Sunday on her son's colleagues to "burn" Daesh members alive as well.

"I hope my son's colleagues will burn his killers," al-Kasasbeh's mother said.

"They [her son's killers] are not Muslims; they are infidels, and I am sure that they [the pilot's colleagues] will avenge his death," she added in a televised speech.

Jordan's Parliament Speaker, Atef Tarawneh, said on Sunday that his country would make a "seismic" reaction to al-Kasasba's killing.

Daesh had lost 7,000 militants and a fifth of its fighting capability since an international coalition began its raids against the group in August of 2014, according to Jordan's Air Force Commander, Mansour al-Jabour.

Al-Jabour said earlier on Sunday that Jordanian warplanes had carried out 946 strikes – out of a total of 5,000 aerial raids carried out by the coalition – against Daesh targets.

Last week, Jordanian King Abdullah II vowed a "relentless" war on the Daesh after the militant group released a video showing al-Kasasba being burned alive.

The Daesh has captured large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, killing thousands of people in the process.

It later declared the captured territories to be part of a self-styled "Islamic caliphate."

Since August of 2014, the U.S. has been leading an international coalition against Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria.

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