Jordan Executes Two Iraqi Militants In Response To Pilot's Gruesome Death

04/02/2015 9:22 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
This image made from Jordan television Monday, April, 24, 2006. shows Sajida Mubarak al-Rishawi. Veiled and speaking in a low voice, the woman suicide-bomber who failed to blow herself up in a Jordanian hotel last year went on trial Monday charged for the attacks that killed 63 people. Sajida Mubarak al-Rishawi, 35, is standing trial for the near simultaneous attacks on three hotels in Amman on Nov. 9 in which she, her husband and two other suicide bombers took part. Al-Rishawi's explosives-belt failed to detonate and she was arrested after fleeing the scene. On Monday she stood in the dock alone as she is the only one of the eight defendants who is in custody. (AP Photo/Jordan Television)

AMMAN - Jordan has executed by hanging a jailed Iraqi woman militant whose release had been demanded by the Islamic State group that burnt a captured Jordanian pilot to death, a security source said on Wednesday.

Responding to the killing of the pilot, whose death was announced on Tuesday, the Jordanian authorities also executed another senior al Qaeda prisoner sentenced to death for plots to wage attacks against the pro-Western kingdom in the last decade.

Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant, was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people. Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi al Qaeda operative, who was convicted in 2008 for killing a Jordanian, was also executed at dawn, the source said.

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