Jordan executes two in response to pilot’s slaying
A government spokesman says Jordan executed two prisoners, including a female would-be al Qaeda suicide bomber hours after vowing a harsh response to the gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group.
The executions at dawn Wednesday came just hours after Islamic State militants released a video that purportedly showed the captured Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive in a cage.
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Amman: Jordan will execute a female Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row and other jihadists after having vowed to avenge the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State.
“The sentence of death pending on … Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi will be carried out at dawn,” a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.