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Jordan executes two in retaliation to pilot's killing


Jordan has executed two ISIS prisoners , including Sajida Mubarak al-Rishawi Iraqi militant woman hours after vowing to retaliate to the gruesome killing of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group. The video marks the first time a high profile hostage of the ISIS has been killed by fire. In the past, hostages have been beheaded or shot.

The killing of the pilot outraged Jordanians and drew worldwide condemnation, including from President Barack Obama and the UN security council.Video grab image shows Sajida al-Rishawi

Army spokesman Mamdouh al-Ameri added, "Our punishment and revenge will be as huge as the loss of the Jordanians."

"While the military forces mourn the martyr, they emphasize his blood will not be shed in vain," he said in a statement read on Jordanian TV.

Within an hour of the 22-minute-long video publication, Jordan had reportedly moved ISIS-linked prisoners to a jail in the south of the country which is usually used for state executions.
Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani announced that two of those prisoners had been executed this morning,.

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