Terrorist group Islamic State released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a human cage. Seen as a response from the Jordanian government, two Iraqi prisoners who were affiliated to the IS were hanged at dawn on Wednesday, reports Jordanian government-run Petra news agency.
One of the hanged terrorist was Sajida Rishawi whom the IS wanted in exchange for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. The second one was Ziad Karbuli, an Iraqi terrorist convicted in 2007.
The Jordanian pilot was captured when his fighter jet crashed in Raqqah over Syria.
“We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground,” Jordan’s King Abdullah said as quoted by Jordan state-media. “All the state’s military and security agencies are developing their options. Jordan’s response will be heard by the world at large but this response on the security and military level will be announced at the appropriate time.”
Jordan is part of United States-led coalition against terrorist Islamic groups.