In IS Backlash, Amman Cleaners Swap Orange for Turquoise

March 9, 2015 4:00 PM

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The Jordanian capital decided to swap the workers' orange uniforms for turquoise ones because the old garb was too reminiscent of the outfits worn by Islamic State captives in grisly beheading videos.

Among those killed by the extremists was a Jordanian fighter pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. He wore orange when he was immolated by his captors while trapped in a cage. The video surfaced early last month, prompting widespread anger in Jordan and official vows of retaliation.

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