Rabat - Father of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh who was burned alive inside a cage by terrorist organization ‘the Islamic State’, has demanded from his country’s government a harsh revenge for his son’s murder.
Rabat – Father of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh who was burned alive inside a cage by terrorist organization ‘the Islamic State’, has demanded from his country’s government a harsh revenge for his son’s murder.
Safi al-Kassasbeh told Aljazeera network on Wednesday that the execution of two Iraqi Jihadists in retaliation for the killing of his son was not ‘sufficient’.
A Jordanian government spokeperson said that the two Iraqi prisoners, suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi and al-Qaeda operative Ziad al-Karbouli were hanged on Wednesday.
The executions came few hours after the Islamic State posted a video showing Jodranian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive inside a cage.
“I demand none of them amongst us be kept alive. I demand the revenge be greater than executing prisoners. I demand the ISIL organisation be annihilated,” Safi al-Kassasbeh told Al Jazeera in Karak, central Jordan.
“This murderous organisation, made up of militants from all the world countries, is acting in barbaric ways, violating all the international laws, codes of ethics, and prisoners’ conventions. That is why I strongly demand the government to swiftly take revenge for the blood of Moaz and the dignity of our country,” he added.
Al-Kasasbeh was held captive by IS militants when his warplane crashed during a military mission over Syria in December.
Jordan had offered to exchange Rishawi for al-Kasasbeh, but the Islamic State is believed to have killled him om January 3rd.
Rishawi was sentenced to death for her role in attacks in the Jordanian capital, Amman, which killed 60 people in 2005.
Karbuli was convicted in 2008 of killing a Jordanian.