Jordan Executes Al Qaeda Prisoner After ISIS Murder

getty_2.3.15_suicidebomber(AMMAN, Jordan) — Jordan executed an al Qaeda prisoner on death row, hours after promising “revenge” for the death of their own pilot at the hands of the terror group ISIS.

Sajida al-Rishawi was hanged early Wednesday morning local time in Jordan along with another prisoner identified as a senior terrorist, according to the Jordanian Information Ministry and state television.

Last week ISIS had demanded the release of al-Rishawi in exchange for a Japanese journalist the terror group was holding. The Jordanian government, in turn, demanded ISIS show proof of life for a Jordanian pilot also held by the terror group. It never did, and the deal fell apart.

In the days that followed, ISIS released a video of the Japanese journalist after he was apparently killed and, Monday, uploaded online gruesome footage apparently showing the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh, being burned alive in an outdoor jail cell.

Al-Rishawi has been on death row in Jordan since confessing to her role in a 2005 al Qaeda bombing attack in Jordan.

The man killed with al-Rishawi, Ziad al-Karbouli, was identified by Jordanian state TV as a former associate of ex-al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Al-Karbouli has reportedly been in prison since 2006.