IS hostages: Jordan in pilot exchange offer after Goto video
Jordan says it is willing to hand over an Iraqi woman on death row in exchange for a Jordanian pilot being held by Islamic State (IS) militants.
The offer comes ahead of a 24-hour deadline by IS to kill Moaz al-Kasasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
The ultimatum came in a video aired on Tuesday, days after IS said it had killed a Japanese man, Haruna Yukawa. It had demanded a $200m (£130m) ransom.
Sajida al-Rishawi is an al-Qaeda militant sentenced to death in Jordan.
Yolande Knell reports.
28 Jan 2015
- From the section Middle East