Jordan says ready to free Iraqi militant if pilot released

January 28, 2015 11:29 AM

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Jordan says ready to free Iraqi militant if pilot released

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman detained for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing in Amman if a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State was released.

"Jordan is ready to release prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi if the Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh was released and his life spared," Mohammad al-Momani, a government spokesman, was quoted on state television as saying.

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