Syria condemns ISIS execution of Jordanian pilot, urges Jordan to cooperate in fighting terrorism

Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry condemned on Wednesday the execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization.

The pilot, who was captured and held captive by ISIS on December 24 after his plane crashed in Raqqa  province, appeared being burned alive in an appalling video released by the terrorist organization.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry described the execution as a “horrific crime” and expressed deep condolences to al-Kasasbeh’s family and to the brotherly people of Jordan.

The Ministry urged in its statement the Jordanian government to cooperate for combating terrorism, being represented in ISIS and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front as well as the other terrorist organizations linked to them that are operating in Syria and the region.

Rasha Milhem/Haifa Said

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