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Standing tall: Last moments of Jordanian pilot burnt alive by IS

world Updated: Feb 05, 2015 01:13 IST
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Islamic State

The Islamic State group released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage, in the jihadists' most brutal execution yet of a foreign hostage.

The highly choreographed 22-minute video released online showed images of a man purported to be First Lieutenant Maaz al-Kassasbeh, captured in December, engulfed in flames.

The video, whose authenticity was not immediately verified, enraged officials and the army in Jordan vowed to avenge the murder of the 26-year-old pilot.



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A man purported to be Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh (in orange jumpsuit) stands in front of armed men in this still image from an undated video filmed from an undisclosed location made available on social media. (Reuters)







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Islamic State militants released the video purporting to show Kasaesbeh being burnt alive, and Jordanian state television said he was murdered a month ago. (Reuters)



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Kassasbeh was captured on December 24 after his F-16 jet crashed during a mission over northern Syria as part of the US-led campaign against the jihadists. (Reuters)





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Activists protest in Amman, after the release of a video purportedly showing Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive. (Reuters)





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The highly choreographed 22-minute video released online showed images of a man purported to be First Lieutenant Maaz al-Kassasbeh, captured in December, engulfed in flames. (Reuters)





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Anwar Tarawneh, the wife of Muath al-Kasaesbeh, holds a picture of him at Jordan University in Amman. (Reuters)