ISIS releases barbaric video, claims to have burned Jordanian pilot alive
In yet another barbaric incident, the Islamic State militants (IS) has released a video purportedly showing Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, who was held prisoner, being burned alive, the BBC reported on Tuesday night.
London: In yet another barbaric incident, the Islamic State militants (IS) has released a video purportedly showing Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, who was held prisoner, being burned alive, the BBC reported on Tuesday night.
As per the video, the victim is seen standing inside a metal cage and being engulfed in flames. However, his death has not yet being confirmed.
The latest IS killing, if confirmed, will mark the failure of a proposed prisoner exchange for a woman failed suicide bomber being held in Jordan.
According to reports, Moaz al-Kassasbeh was kidnapped by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after his plane crashed to their stronghold city of Raqqa in northeastern Syria.
Later, photographs of Kasasbeh were released showing his semi-naked body, being pulled from water by gunmen shortly after the incident.
As per BBC, the video was distributed via a Twitter account known as a source for IS propaganda.
Meanwhile, the SITE Intel Group informed that the fresh video of burning Jordanian pilot al-Kasasibah alive has been claimed by Islamic State.
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) February 3, 2015
The highly produced, 22-minute video shows footage of Kassasbeh sitting at a table discussing coalition operations against IS, with flags from the various Western and Arab countries in the alliance projected in the background.
It then shows Kassasbeh dressed in an orange jumpsuit and surrounded by armed and masked IS fighters in camouflage. It cuts to him standing inside the cage and apparently doused in petrol before he is burned alive.
The release of the video of the pilot's purported murder came days after IS beheaded a second Japanese hostage within a week.
IS had vowed to kill the second Japanese man, Kenji Goto, and Kassasbeh by sunset on January 29 unless Amman handed over Iraqi jihadist and would-be suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, who is on death row in Jordan.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain are taking part in the coalition air strikes in Syria. Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France and the Netherlands are participating in Iraq.