Jordan Retaliates Against ISIS By Executing Two Prisoners
In apparent retaliation for video released this week depicting ISIS militants burning a Jordanian hostage alive, Jordan executed two convicted terrorist prisoners just before dawn Wednesday.
Sajida al-Rishawi—an attempted suicide bomber who participated in the 2005 Amman bombing—and Ziad al-Karbouli, who plotted terrorist attacks against Jordan, were both hanged early Wednesday morning, the AP reports.
Both prisoners had been sentenced to death after they were found guilty at trial.
Up until last week, Jordan had been prepared to trade al-Rishawi to ISIS in exchange for Moaz al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot who crashed near Syria.
But when ISIS was unable to provide proof al-Kasasbeh was still alive, talks fell apart. On Tuesday, the terrorist group released video of him purportedly being burned alive.