AMMAN, Feb 4, 2015 (AFP) - Jordan executed two jihadist prisoners at dawn on Wednesday after vowing a harsh response to the Islamic State group's murder of a Jordanian pilot, government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said.
Would-be Iraqi female suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi and Iraqi Al-Qaeda member Ziad al-Karboli were executed at 4:00 am local time (0200 GMT), Momani told AFP.
Barack Obama and the King of Jordan meet for hastily arranged Oval Office sit-down just hours after ISIS murders pilot in grisly cage fire.
US president and Jordanian king vowed not to let up in the fight against the Islamic State group Tuesday, as Jordanians mourned the death of a military pilot held captive by the militants.
King Abdullah II reacted to the killing of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh by the Islamic State Group on Wednesday in a speech broadcast on Jordan TV. In it, he described Kassasbeh as a hero and vowed to take the battle to IS.
President Obama also condemned the Islamic State Tuesday for reportedly burning a Jordanian hostage to death, telling reporters that "it's just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization."