Jordan follows up on captured pilot’s situation

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Jordan follows up on captured pilot’s situation

The army’s remark came after the deadline set by the terrorist group for a possible prisoner swap passed.

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Published: Fri 30 Jan 2015, 3:12 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:07 PM

Two posters with pictures of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath Al Kaseasbeh, who is held by militants, and Arabic that reads "we are all Muath," hang on a street pole, in front of the captured pilot's gathering place, in Amman. AP

Amman - The Jordanian army said on Friday it was following-up on the situation of a pilot captured by the terror group.

In a statement, the army said it was working with all the state institutions to follow up on the situation of the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Mu’ath Al Kaseasbeh, Xinhua reported.

The army’s remark came after the deadline set by the terrorist  group for a possible prisoner swap passed.

Late Wednesday, the terrorist  group released an audio clip, purportedly of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto who was held by the militants, asking Jordan to bring Sajida Al Rishawi, a female suicide bomber, to the Turkish border by sunset on Thursday, or the pilot would be killed.

Sajida Al Rishawi was convicted for her role in a series of bombings in the Jordanian capital of Amman in 2005 which killed around 60 people.

The suicide bomber was imprisoned after her suicide vest failed to detonate.

In the audio clip, the militants said if Sajida was handed over, the Japanese hostage would be released.

On Thursday, the Jordanian authorities said they were willing to hand over the Iraqi suicide bomber if the Jordanian pilot was released.

In its statement, the Jordanian army asked the terror group for a proof that the pilot, who was captured by the militants last year after his plane crashed in Raqqah in Syria, was still alive.

 

 



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