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January 28, 2015 5:40 am

Jordan Agrees to Prisoner Swap With ISIS That Could Free Pilot and Journalist

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The Islamic State demanded $200 million for the release of two Japanese captives. Jordan agreed to a prisoner swap that could result in the release of a Japenese journalist. Photo: CNN/Screenshot.

Fox News – Jordan has agreed to demands from ISIS that it release a female jihadist held since 2006, in a move that could free a Jordanian pilot captured in Syria last month and possibly a Japanese journalist who pleaded for his life in a video released by the terror group on Tuesday.

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said in a statement the nation was prepared to free Sajida al-Rishawi, who was convicted of taking part in a deadly hotel bombing, if the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, is released unharmed. His comments were carried by Jordan’s official Petra news agency. Although he made no mention of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, a hostage audio message released by Islamic State a day earlier tied Goto’s fate to that of Al-Rishawi, as well.

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