Hometown of Jordanian pilot held by IS anxious for news
12:42pm IST - 00:59
Residents of the hometown of a Jordanian pilot being held by Islamic State militants march in the streets, seeking information about his fate, after the deadline for the insurgents' demand passed. Yiming Woo reports.
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Residents in Karak, the hometown of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants are anxious to find out what's happened to him.
The group had threatened to kill Muath al-Kasaesbeh unless Jordan handed over an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber by sunset on Thursday.
Those marching are hoping for news now that that deadline's passed.
His father Safi is in the capital, Amman.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FATHER OF MISSING PILOT, SAFI AL-KASAESBEH, SAYING:
"I get the news from the media but, not from official parties. The message I want to convey is: I ask God to make Muath free. This is a message to God."
An audio message believed to be from a Japanese journalist also captured by the insurgents said the pilot would be killed if the demands weren't met.
Japan, who's working with Jordan, says it's doing everything it can, but declined to say whether negotiations have stalled.
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