Jordan announces execution of six ISIS prisoners ‘within hours’ in retaliation.
Militants fighting for the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq have claimed to have burned alive captured Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh while he was locked helpless in a cage.
The chilling footage, entitled ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests’, appears to show the captured airman being set alight as the militants – infamous for their barbaric murders – plunged new depths of depravity.
The expertly-edited footage, filmed from several camera angles, shows the pilot wearing an orange jumpsuit and seemingly doused in fuel, as a trail of petrol leading up to the iron bars of the cage is seen being set ablaze.
Flames are seen quickly spreading across the dirt to the cage where they completely engulf the helpless pilot in images that are far too distressing to publish.
The release of the video has prompted Jordan to announce it will execute all six prisoners convicted of association with ISIS ‘within hours’.
Within an hour of the 22-minute-long video’s publication, Jordan reportedly moved ISIS-linked prisoners to a jail in the south of the country which is usually used for state executions.
It is understood the execution of Sajida al-Rishawi – the female militant whom ISIS had originally demanded Jordan release in exchange for Kasasbeh – will take place tomorrow morning.
Last night it was reported that Jordanian officials had told the 26 year-old pilot’s devastated family that they believed the footage to be genuine and that the man branded a ‘hero’ in his homeland was dead.
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