ISIS burns Jordanian hostage alive, reports say.

ISIS Reportedly Releases Footage of Hostage Being Burned Alive

ISIS Reportedly Releases Footage of Hostage Being Burned Alive

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Feb. 3 2015 12:30 PM

ISIS Reportedly Releases Footage of Hostage Being Burned Alive

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Al-Kasasbeh's relatives hold his photo.

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The director of the extremist-monitoring SITE Group says ISIS has released video footage of Jordanian pilot and hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive, and images circulating online appear to show al-Kasasbeh being consmued by fire inside a cage. Jordan’s government had attempted to negotiate, apparently unsuccessfully, for his release. From the New York Times:

The pilot, First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, was captured by the Islamic State on Dec. 24, after his F-16 fighter jet went down over northern Syria. His captivity has transfixed his home country, where the 26-year-old pilot comes from a prominent tribe.
His government had hoped to trade a woman incarcerated for a 2005 bombing, but the talks fell apart when ISIS insisted it would only provide proof the pilot was still living in return for the female prisoner.
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Reuters reports that Jordanian authorities have informed al-Kasasbeh’s family that he has been killed.