Jordan still awaiting proof pilot held by IS safe

January 31, 2015 2:10 AM

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AMMAN - Jordan’s military said on Friday that it was still awaiting proof that a warplane pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State group is safe.

IS had vowed to kill F-16 airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh by sunset on Thursday unless Amman handed over an Iraqi female militant in return for captured Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

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