Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday showing the killing of a Jordanian pilot that was captured last year and held hostage by the terror group. The video titled ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests’ shows how ISIS brutally murdered pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh who was dressed in an orange jumpsuit and seemingly doused in fuel before he was burned alive while locked in a cage.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who is currently in the United States on a visit has condemned the killing, calling the murder a ‘cowardly act of terror’ and saying that Kasasbeh’s death ‘would only make us stronger’.
The gruesome execution is believed to have taken place on January 3rd 2015. Jordan has vowed to retaliate the brutal killing of Kasasbeh by executing six of its ISIS-linked prisoners at dawn today. Sajida al-Rishawi, the failed female suicide bomber whom ISIS had previously demanded Jordan release in exchange for Kasasbeh – will be executed tomorrow morning, according to security sources.
Kasasbeh was captured in December by triumphant ISIS fighters when his F-16 jet crashed near the group’s Syrian headquarters of Raqqa during a US-Coalition led airstrike.