6 facts about the Jordanian pilot killed by Daesh

6 facts about the Jordanian pilot killed by Daesh

Maaz Al Kassasbeh was shown being burnt alive by Daesh militants in a video released by them.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 5 Feb 2015, 1:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 16 Feb 2020, 10:00 PM


  • #1 Maaz Al Kassasbeh was born to Safi Youssef Al Kasasbeh in a prominent family in Jordan in 1988.
  • #2 After graduating from King Hussein Air College in Jordan in 2009, he took additional F-16 tactics training with the Republic of Korea Air Force under a joint Korean-Jordanian exchange programme.
  • #3 He joined No. 1 Squadron at the Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in 2012.
  • #4 He fell into the hands of Daesh militants in December when his F-16 crashed near Raqqa, Syria.
  • #5 Following militant demands, Jordan government said it was ready to trade an Al Qaeda prisoner for Kassasbeh’s life.
  • #6 At the end of a video released by the militants Kassasbeh is purportedly shown wearing an orange jumpsuit and standing in an outdoor cage. A masked militant lights a line of fuel leading to the cage.

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