January 31, 2015 -
Jordan has warned that it would
execute several jailed Islamist rebel group
members of ISIL including Sajida al-Rishawi if
the Jordanian F-16 pilot, Muath Kaseasbeh is
killed by his captors.
Back on December 24th, a Jordanian F-16 piloted
by 26-year-old Muath Kaseasbeh was shot down by
Iraq. The pilot
parachuted to the ground and was captured by
ISIS has been attempting to strike a hostage
exchange with Jordan over its F-16 pilot and
jailed suicide bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi. Back
in 2005, al-Rishawi was a suicide bomber that
was to participate in an Al-Qaida funded bombing
of three Jordanian hotels that killed 60 people
and injured 115.
However, the bomb strapped to al-Rishawi failed
to detonate, she was later captured and
sentenced by the Jordanian's. It has been
reported that al-Rishawi is the sister of a
former aid to now deceased Al-Qaida leader Abu
had agreed to release al-Rishawi to ISIS under the condition that their pilot be released.
However, ISIS only agreed to not execute the
26-year-old pilot, there
was no agreement by
to release him.