Jordan executes two Iraqi militants in response to ISIS’ execution of pilot.

Jordan Executes Two Iraqi Militants in Response to ISIS’ Execution of Its Pilot

Jordan Executes Two Iraqi Militants in Response to ISIS’ Execution of Its Pilot

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Feb. 3 2015 10:59 PM

Jordan Executes Two Iraqi Militants in Response to ISIS’ Execution of Its Pilot

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Relatives of Jordanian air force pilot during a protest near the Prime Minister office in Amman.

Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images

Jordan vowed bloody retribution for ISIS’ brutal killing of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and on Tuesday it killed two people—a jailed Iraqi woman and an Iraqi Al-Qaida operative—in response to the ISIS killing. Jordan had been trying to negotiate with ISIS to secure al-Kaseasbeh’s release. The Jordanian government was even willing to release Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman militant, who was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing in Amman that killed 60 people.

A video of al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive was released on Tuesday just over a month after he was taken prisoner during a failed air strike in Syria. Jordan promptly executed al-Rishawi after the video of al-Kaseasbeh’s death surfaced. “Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi al Qaeda operative, who was convicted in 2008 for killing a Jordanian, was also executed at dawn,” Reuters reports.