Jordan has reportedly executed two prisoners, including Al Qaeda bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, in retaliation to the brutal murder of its pilot at the hands of the Islamic State, the video of which was circulated on Tuesday.
Jordanian officials had reportedly moved Rishawi to the Swaqa prison at daybreak on Wednesday and executed her along with another prisoner Ziad al-Karboul.
The government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said that two prisoners, Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli, were executed early Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.
Jordan had vowed an 'earth-shaking' response to the murder of its pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was seen in a gruesome video, purportedly burned alive by the militants in a cage.
"The sentence of death pending on... Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi will be carried out at dawn," a security official had told The Associated Press on Tuesday, moments after the video emerged.
The Islamic State had demanded a swap of Rishawi for the Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, last week, and had reportedly killed him when the deal failed.
Jordan was firm that it would release Rishawi only after it received proof that its pilot was still alive.