Jordan Says It's Willing To Make ISIS Hostage Swap
While some outlets call Jordan's circumstances "dreadful", the country still said it was willing to swap a death row prisoner for ISIS hostages.By Cliff Judy | January 28, 2015
With the deadline ISIS set to execute two foreign hostages nearing, government officials from both of the hostages' home countries signaled a deal might be in place to save them — or at least, a willingness to make a deal.
Over the weekend, the militants in Iraq and Syria announced it executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa. ISIS still held freelance journalist Kenji Goto and a Jordanian fighter pilot shot down in December.
In exchange for freeing Goto and the pilot, ISIS demanded Jordan release attempted suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, who was on death row in Jordan.