Jordan responded to the Islamic State’s burning execution of pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh by hanging at least two convicted terrorists at dawn Wednesday.
A government spokesman had vowed a “strong, earthshaking and decisive” response Tuesday and five executions were promptly scheduled, including the failed suicide bomber whom the Islamist group wanted to trade for the pilot.
“The revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit Jordan,” army spokesman Col. Mamdouh al Ameri said in a televised statement Tuesday confirming the death of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh.
Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani told reporters in Amman late Tuesday evening U.S. time that Sajida al-Rishawi had been executed.
Al-Rishawi was an Iraqi national with ties to Al Qaeda in Iraq, a Sunni-dominated terrorist group out of which the Islamic State grew. She had been designated a suicide bomber….
By Staff – Washington Times –