Safi Al-Kasasbeh
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Jordan pilot's father: 'Use all means to release my son'

The authorities in Jordan have offered to free a Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State (IS) after the group threatened to kill the pilot and another hostage.

On Tuesday, IS published a video where a man claiming to be Japanese captive Kenji Goto said Jordan had 24 hours to free the prisoner.

Otherwise both he and Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh would die, he said.

Speaking to the BBC, the pilot's father Safi Al-Kasasbeh said "the Jordanian government should work hard, and use all possible means" to release his son.

  • 28 Jan 2015
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