Kingdom marks 8 years since Muath Kasasbeh plane crash

Moath Kasasbeh memorial
Muath Kasasbeh memorial. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Jordan on Saturday marked the eighth year since Jordanian martyr Muath Kasasbeh’s plane crashed over Raqqa in northwest Syria, an area that was under the control of Daesh, Khaberni reported.اضافة اعلان

On the morning of December 24, 2014, Kasasbeh was captured by Daesh militants after his F-16 warplane crashed and he ejected himself using a parachute, which later landed in the Euphrates river. 

Kasasbeh was conducting a military mission against sites controlled by Daesh.

Jordan attempted to negotiate for his release for a month until February 3, 2015, when Daesh broadcasted a videotape showing Kasasbeh's immolation. The video was later described as the most brutal in Daesh’s bloody history, reported the New York Times.

Across the Kingdom, Jordanians continue to remember Kasasbeh, with many landmarks and streets named in honor of the fallen pilot.

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