Jordanian Protesters Marched to palace of King Abdullah II + video

Wed Feb 4, 2015 08:35:52

hundreds protesters marched towards the palace of King Abdullah II in Amman late on Tuesday after a video released by the ISIS group appeared to show the death of a captured Jordanian fighter pilot.

The video, released online by the group on Tuesday, purportedly shows Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive in a cage.

Riot police prevented the protesters - who were chanting anti-ISIS group slogans - from reaching the palace.

People gathered outside al-Kaseasbeh's family home in Karak after a Jordanian military spokesperson confirmed his death on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old fell into the hands of the militants in December when his F-16 crashed near Raqqa, Syria, the de facto capital of the group's self-styled caliphate.

Jordanian TV said the pilot was killed as long ago as 3 January. In the past week, the militants had not responded to demands by Jordanian authorities to deliver proof the airman was alive so a prisoner swap could be made.

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