Government officials say Jordan has executed two prisoners including female Al-Qaeda suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi only hours after promising a harsh response to the gruesome murder of a Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS last December. Jordan officials have also executed Ziad al-Karbouli, a fellow prisoner and former top aide to former Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Al-Rishawi has been on death row for her role in an attempted suicide bombing in the capital city Amman in 2005 that killed dozens.
Al-Rishawi was executed by hanging. ISIS demanded her release for the release of the captured Jordanian pilot. Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Jordan has been at the forefront of the U.S. led operation against ISIS. Jordan government officials. Jordanians have criticized King Abdullah for embroiling them in the U.S.-led war that they say will provoke a militant backlash. King Abdullah cut his Washington visit short to return to Jordan after receiving news of Kasaesbeh’s brutal death. The video 22-minutes in length begins with an attack on King Abdullah saying he is the one to blame for what happened to the pilot. Read more at Examiner.com
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