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After Failed Overtures, Jordan Executes Iraqi Woman Suicide Bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi


Iraqi failed woman suicide bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi and two convicted females have been executed in Jordan for killing of one of its air force pilots by Islamic State (IS) insurgents.

The bomber believed to be an operative of al-Qaeda like Ziyad Karboli, also of Iraqi national according to Jordanian Spokesman, Mohammad al-Momani, were hanged early Wednesday.

The executions took place some hours after IS posted a video footage showing pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being roasted alive.

It would be recalled the pilot was seized after crashing during an anti-IS mission over Syria in December last year.

Despite effort by Jordan authorities to secure Lt Kasasbeh’s release in a swap for Rishawi, there was no desirable result, as the dreaded IS is believed to have murdered him a month ago.

In the same vein, the insurgents’ offer to ensure release of the bomber as part of a deal to regain freedom of a Japanese journalist, Kenji Goto, hit brick wall as he was also later killed.

The woman (Rishawi) had been on death row for her role in attacks in Jordan’s capital, Amman, in which 60 people perished in 2005. Karboli was also convicted in 2008 for killing a Jordanian national.

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