Muath al Kasasbeh was a Jordanian pilot who served in the Royal Jordanian Air Force. During the bombing campaign of Syria, his plane suffered from technical problems and crashed over Ar-Raqqah, Syria where he was immediately captured by ISIS forces. His capturers gruesomely executed him on January 3rd, 2015 by burning him alive inside of a cage somewhere in the desert area of Syria,
Kasasbeh didn’t just die a prisoner that day, but died a hero who never gave up intel on Jordanian defenses by the Syrian border and showed valor through and through. His death is a reminder that the imminent collapse of ISIS wouldn’t have been possibly without the help of local forces, Muslim forces in Levantine region. Most of the victims of the Islamic State rampage have been Muslims and most of the boots own the ground who have been fighting ISIS are Muslims and we thank them for their ultimate sacrifice.