Pilot death confirmed, Jordan will have revenge

Published February 3rd, 2015 - 06:13 GMT

Jordan's national news agency confirmed the death of Lt. Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh.  

A Jordanian government official has said that al-Kasasbeh was executed on January 3rd, 2014, exactly one month from the release of the video late Tuesday.

In a television statement the Jordanian government has stated that it will seek revenge "hard and strong".

Sources suggest that Daesh prisoners in Jordanian custody will be executed in the near future, and may already be in Swaga jail where Sajida al-Rishawi is being held.

King Abdullah II will end his visit to the US early to return to Jordan.

Daesh had earlier released a video purportedly showing the gruesome death of the captured pilot, who was burned alive. Kasasbeh's F-16 went down over Daesh-controlled territory in December.

Negotiations to free him in a prisoner swap were reported to have collapsed a few days ago. The Jordanian government has threatened to execute Daesh prisoners in its custody if Kasasbeh was harmed.


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