Jordan Executes Two Al-Qaeda Prisoners after Pilot Burned Alive

(CNN) Greg Botelho and Dana Ford - Jordan executed two al-Qaeda prisoners before dawn Wednesday in response to the ISIS killing of pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh, a government spokesman said. Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS had previously requested, and Ziad Karbouli, a former top aide to the deceased leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, were put to death. The executions come a day after video appeared showing the Jordanian military pilot being burned alive while confined in a cage. Jordanian military spokesman Mamdouh Al Amri said al-Kasasbeh was "assassinated" on Jan. 3. In Amman and in the pilot's hometown, crowds hit the streets calling for revenge. Tom Fuentes, a CNN law enforcement analyst, noted: "When was the last time you had a mob in the street of one of these Muslim countries that was not screaming 'death to America,' but in fact screaming, 'get revenge on ISIS.'"

2015-02-04 00:00:00

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