Islamic State releases video of Jordanian pilot being burned alive

The flag of the Islamic State terror group. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Islamic State terror group on Tuesday released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive. 

In the video, Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, who was captured last December, is seen standing in a cage as flammable material nearby is being lit by a masked terrorist. The pilot is then burned alive. In addition, Islamic State supporters released a series of photos of the burning on social media.

In response to the murder, Jordan executed two Iraqi jihadist prisoners, including a woman whose release was sought by Islamic State.

"The revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit Jordan," Jordanian army spokesman Col. Mamdouh al Ameri said, Reuters reported.

Kaseasbeh, 26, a first lieutenant in Jordan's air force, was captured on Dec. 24 after he crashed his F-16 jet near the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is being controlled by Islamic State.

Posted on February 3, 2015 .