Sajida al-Rishawi and Moaz al-Kasasbeh
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Convicted jihadists executed in Jordan after pilot's death

Jordan's King Abdullah II has promised to fight back hard against Islamic State, saying that the death of a Jordanian pilot at the militants' hands will not be in vain.

The remarks were made as the king held a crisis meeting with security chiefs.

He cut short a US trip after IS posted a video showing pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive.

Jordan executed two convicts, including failed female suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, in response.

Speaking to the BBC, Moaz al-Kasasbeh's father said: "I am now certain Jordan must fight [IS] in their hideouts, outside our borders".

Paul Adams reports.

  • 04 Feb 2015
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