Sunday 10 December 2017

Isil broadcast pilot's horrific killing to children

Captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a black cage before being set ablaze by the Islamic State group
Captured Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a black cage before being set ablaze by the Islamic State group
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Isil broadcast the horrific video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death on giant public screens to crowds that included young children, it has emerged.

Footage appeared yesterday purporting to show a crowd cheering and chanting as the murder was projected onto an outdoor screen at night in Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

The new five-minute film includes interviews with those in attendance at the screening, who appear to be giving their verdict on the murder.

While some appear serious in their response, others - including a young boy seemingly no older than eight - smile as they discuss the footage.

"If he was here, I'd burn him by my hand. I wish to capture pilots and burn them," the child says.

SITE intelligence group, which monitors jihadist factions, confirmed the details of the latest video, entitled "Muslims' Joy at Burning of Jordanian Pilot".

Irish Independent

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