Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes

January 30, 2015 8:08 PM

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AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan demanded proof Thursday from the Islamic State that a captured Jordanian pilot is still alive, as a deadline reportedly set by the militant group for the kingdom to release a convicted terrorist passed without word on the fate of either prisoner.

“We want to see a proof of life, and then we can talk about an exchange,” Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad al-Momani told a news conference ahead of the Thursday-at-sunset deadline purportedly set by the militants.

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