Breaking: The Islamic State’s latest hostage Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot captured in December, was burned alive.
A video released by the Islamic State puportedly shows Kasasbeth being burned alive in a cage, tragically. Al-Kasasbeh was captured after his plane crashed over an IS-controlled part of Syria, following a bombing mission on December 24. The US-led air strikes in the region since September have helped stem IS expansion through Syria and Iraq.
The video shows one militant lights a torch and a trail leading toward a cage holding the jumpsuit clad Kasasbeh. The pilot raises his hands to his head and screams as he is engulfed by flames. A tractor then dumps rocks and sand onto the cage to extinguish the blaze. The video lasted 20 minutes.
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Jordan was hopeful in making a deal with ISIS on the trade of the Pilot and an ISIS captive being held by Jordan. This follows on the heels of the two Japanese hostages murdered by ISIS just days ago.
It is being suggested by Fox News that the manor of death the pilot faced is an insult to the Jordanian King Abdullah II of Jordan, within the practices of Islam.
Updates to Follow.
UPDATE: 2/4/15 6:38 PM PT-Fox News has decided to release the whole video of the Jordanian pilot burned alive in a cage on their website. Click Here to Watch on Fox! View Discretion.
UPDATE: 2/4/15 10:04 AM PT- Fox News is reporting that the Islamic State played the video of the Jordanian pilot burning alive on wide screen projectors in the town square in the Caliphates so called capitol Raqqa Syria. Many were chanting “Allah is Great” in Arabic. Word is the pilot was also paraded around Raqqa in his cage jut days before his execution.
UPDATE: 8:32 PM PT- Jordan has executed two Islamic State prisoners they were holding including a would-be suicide bomber woman who helped bomb a hotel in Jordan in 2008. Jordanian King Abdullah II vows deadly, stern and swift justice against ISIS.