Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows revenge

February 3, 2015 7:32 PM

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Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows revenge

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, and Jordan promised to avenge his death.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the content of the video, which showed a man resembling airman Mouath al-Kasaesbeh standing in a black cage before being set ablaze. But the reaction of the Jordanian authorities made clear they treated it as genuine.

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