Islamic State to target new Jordanian pilots


Militants of the Islamic State preparing for the execution of the Jordanian pilot Moaz Kassasbeh, who was burned to death on Tuesday. Photo: Furqan

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – The Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) allocated financial reward for each militant able to kill or injure Jordanian pilots to prevent them from participating in the international coalition’s strikes against the group. 

The radical group issued a list of names of the wanted Jordanian pilots.

IS issued a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, saying that the Shura Council of Islamic State approved the allocation of a financial award for each member able to kill or wound Jordanian pilots “to prevent them from flying or working within the Crusade coalition which targets Muslims in the Islamic State”.

“The Islamic State group has allocated an amount of 100 golden dinars to everyone who can capture or kill a Jordanian pilot,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the IS group has gained information about Jordanian pilots who carry out strikes against the group after interrogations with Moaz Kassasbeh –a Jordanian pilot who was executed by the IS militants on Tuesday.

“We call on our Muslim brothers in Jordan to target those criminals who shed the blood of Muslims. Jordanian Muslims are invited to support the Islamic State against those traitors,” the IS leadership said in the statement. 

In this regard, Syrian human rights activist Rudi Ali told ARA News that the IS extremists used to slaughter their opponents or execute them on the ground, “but the case was different with the Jordanian pilot Moaz Kassasbeh, as he was barbarically burned to death”. 

The Islamic State’s radicals referred to the reason of burning the pilot, saying: “Kassasbeh was accused of burning children of Syria and Iraq with missiles of the international coalition warplanes which attack Muslims.


Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News

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