Jordan Threatens ISIS: Kill Our Pilot & We’ll Execute ALL Your Prisoners
But Jordan released its own message to ISIS.
Kill Our Pilot and We’ll Execute ALL Your Prisoners
The Daily Mail reported:
Jordan has threatened to fast-track the execution of a would-be suicide bomber the Islamic State is trying to free if the terror group kills its captured pilot, it was reported today.
The government has apparently warned that Sajida al-Rishawi and other jailed ISIS commanders would be ‘quickly judged and sentenced’ in revenge for Muath al-Kaseasbeh’s death.
It comes after a deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by ISIS passed yesterday with no clue over the fate of al-Kaseasbeh or fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
Intelligence sources said ISIS’s refusal to prove that al-Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal with the militants was doomed.
Now Jordan has reportedly stepped up its rhetoric by warning of its intent to retaliate if the negotiations end in bloodshed.
Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: ‘I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.
‘It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.
In a video earlier this week ISIS hostage Kenji Goto warned of the execution of the captured Jordanian pilot.
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Lieutenant Kasasbeh, 27, from Karak Governorate, was captured by Islamic State militants when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria on December 24.
In December ISIS released video and photos of the Jordanian pilot they reportedly captured after they shot down his plane.
This was the first coalition aircraft shot down by ISIS.