ISIS Video Shows Jordanian Pilot Being Burned To Death
[su_right_ad]The pilot was burned alive by ISIS, as supposedly seen in a video they released.
At the end, the pilot, First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, stands inside of a cage and is set on fire by an unidentified militant who uses a torch to ignite flammable liquid that has drenched the pilot’s clothing.
The Islamic State’s previous video executions of Western hostages were all beheadings. The latest video, which was sent to reporters on Tuesday morning by members of the Islamic State and later reported by the SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that monitors jihadist activity on the Internet, was the group’s first known execution by fire.
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“They have raised the bar in terms of brutality,” said David L. Phillips, a former senior adviser to the State Department on peace-building efforts in Iraq, who is now a director at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights.
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