Pilot's father calls for Jordan to avenge son's slaying

February 4, 2015 10:16 AM

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The father of Jordanian fighter pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh called on the government Wednesday to avenge his son's murder by Islamic State militants, and for the U.S.-led coalition to "eradicate this criminal organization."

Jordan executed Iraqi prisoners Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli before dawn Wednesday, hours after Islamic State militants released a gruesome video that purportedly showed al-Kaseasbeh, 26, being burned alive in a cage.

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