Jordan military vows to avenge pilot 'executed' by ISIS

Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a cage in this still image from an undated video filmed from an undisclosed location made available on social media on Feb 3, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a cage in this still image from an undated video filmed from an undisclosed location made available on social media on Feb 3, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a cage in this still image from an undated video filmed from an undisclosed location made available on social media on Feb 3, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh is seen standing in a cage in this still image from an undated video filmed from an undisclosed location made available on social media on Feb 3, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Anwar Tarawneh (centre), the wife of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, weeps for her husband at a rally calling for his release on Feb 3, 2015, in Jordanian capital Amman. It is now thought her husband was burned alive by ISIS militants a month ago.
Anwar Tarawneh (centre), the wife of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, weeps for her husband at a rally calling for his release on Feb 3, 2015, in Jordanian capital Amman. It is now thought her husband was burned alive by ISIS militants a month ago. -- PHOTO: AFP 

AMMAN (AFP) - The Jordanian military vowed to avenge the death of one of its pilots, purportedly shown being burned alive in a video released Tuesday by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

"The blood of the martyr will not have been shed in vain and... vengeance will be proportional to this catastrophe that has struck all Jordanians," said army spokesman General Mamduh al-Amiri.

He was referring to Lieutenant Maaz al-Kassasbeh, a fighter pilot who was captured by ISIS after his jet went down over Syria in December.

State media said he was killed on Jan 3.