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Shock for Jordan

  • By : Brian Bush
  • February 3, 2015
  • 8:24 pm

Hello Everyone,

Much of the Middle East – particularly the Kingdom of Jordan, is in shock tonight.

Jordan confirmed the death of it's Air Force pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, who had been taken hostage by Islamic State after his plane went down back in December near Raqqa in Syria.

A brutal video was published online purportedly showing show al-Kasasbeh being burned alive.

Jordan is vowing “punishment and revenge” – an “earth shacking” retaliation against Islamic State.

Jordan is part of the coalition led by the United States carrying out airstrikes and reconnaissance against IS targets.

The video shows al-Kasasbeh at gunpoint, walking amongst rubble apparently caused by coalition air strikes targeting IS.

The Jordanian army is describing him as a martyr.

There are already pressures mounting for the government to exact a price.

One thing that may happen is the expediting IS prisoners in Jordanian jails who are on death row awaiting execution.

Jordan's King Abdullah, who was on an official visit to Washington DC is en route back to Jordan after learning of the IS video and the fate of the 26 year old pilot.

Join me tomorrow on the Harvest Show for latest as I keep you abreast of the many different stories happening here in the Middle East.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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