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Jordan executes jihadists after IS murder of pilot

By Agencies in Amman, Jordan and Tokyo | China Daily | Updated: 2015-02-05 07:42

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Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday, including a female militant, in response to an Islamic State video appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage by the group.

IS had demanded the release of the woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, in exchange for a Japanese hostage who was later killed. Sentenced to death in 2005 for her role in a suicide bomb attack in Amman, Rishawi was executed at dawn, a security source and state television said.

Jordan executes jihadists after IS murder of pilot

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