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Jordan says Islamic State killed its pilot on Jan. 3: state TV
February 3, 2015 / 5:32 PM / 3 years ago

Jordan says Islamic State killed its pilot on Jan. 3: state TV

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Jordanian government confirmed on Tuesday that Islamic State militants had killed a captive Jordanian pilot and said this had happened on Jan. 3, state television reported.

A video released by Islamic State on Tuesday purported to show pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who was captured in December, being burnt alive. Reuters could not confirm the authenticity of the video.

Reporting by Suleiman al-Khalidi; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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