UN condemns killing of Jordan pilot, urges efforts to combat terror

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the murder of Mouath al-Kasaesbeh by Islamic State militants, saying the apparent burning of the Jordanian air force pilot alive was an appalling act.

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the murder of Mouath al-Kasaesbeh by Islamic State militants, saying the apparent burning of the Jordanian air force pilot alive was an appalling act.

"The Secretary-General condemns the killing of ... Kasaesbeh by Daesh (Islamic State), a terrorist organization with no regard for human life," Ban`s press office said in a statement.

It added that Ban "urges all governments to strengthen their efforts to combat the scourge of terrorism and extremism within the bounds of their human rights obligations."

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