Jordan Renews Hostage Swap Proposal With ISIS

Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaeda prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage. The fates of the pilot, Lt. Mutah al-Kaseasbeh, and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto previously had been linked.

The video of the beheading made no mention of the pilot, raising fears for the lieutenant’s life. Jordan’s King Abdullah II condemned the killing as “criminal act” and “stressed the need for concerted international efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.”

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us to discuss.

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