Jordan Takes Revenge Ahead of King's Return Home

February 4, 2015 11:12 AM

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Jordan awoke Wednesday to the news that two Iraqi jihadists affiliated with Al Qaeda had been hanged, a means of avenging the earlier Islamic State release of gruesome video showing pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh burning alive.

Government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said Wednesday that Sajida al-Rishawi, 44, and Zayaad al-Karbouli were executed at 4 a.m. local time at the country's Swaqa Prison.

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