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Jordan Executes Prisoners In Response To ISIS Executing Jordanian Pilot

Jordan responded to ISIS by executing three prisoners in retaliation for the horrific murder of a Jordanian pilot.

After ISIS brutally burned a Jordanian pilot alive and then posted a 22 minute video of it online, Jordan carried out its own executions of those that were supposed to be swapped in the prisoner swap negotiations deal, including Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber ISIS had demanded in return.

Jordan has executed Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS had previously requested, and another prisoner, Jordanian government spokesman

Mohammad al-Momani told CNN.The other executed prisoner was Ziad Karbouli, a former top aide to the deceased leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the spokesman said.

The 22-minute video begins with an attack on Jordan's King Abdullah II, suggesting he is to blame for what happened to the pilot, Moath al-Kasasbeh. A short time after the video became public, Jordanian military spokesman Mamdouh Al Amri said al-Kasasbeh was "assassinated" on January 3.

His statement indicates the back-and-forth in recent weeks between Jordan and ISIS about a possible prisoner exchange to free the pilot took place after his death. Jordan repeatedly had asked ISIS to show proof that al-Kasasbeh was alive. "Those who doubted the atrocities committed by ISIS now have the proof," Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said on state TV. "Those who doubted Jordan's power will soon see the proof as well. (Al-Kasasbeh's) blood will not be shed in vain."


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