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IS公布火烧约旦飞行员人质视频 令人发指

2015-02-04    来源:普特编辑部    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

IS公布火烧约旦飞行员人质视频 令人发指
Islamic State shows burning of hostage, Jordan vows 'earth-shaking' response

【新闻速递】据2月3日多家媒体报道,日前被IS绑架的约旦空军中尉飞行员卡萨斯贝,已经被IS执行了火刑。且视频流出,残忍程度令人发指。

相关英语新闻:

Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage, a killing that shocked the world and prompted Jordan to promise an "earth-shaking" response.

A Jordanian official said the authorities would swiftly execute several militants in retaliation, including an Iraqi woman whom Amman had sought to swap for the pilot taken captive after his plane crashed in Syria in December.


 

Reuters could not immediately confirm the content of the video, which showed a man resembling airman Mouath al-Kasaesbeh standing in a small black cage before being set ablaze.

The furious reaction of the Jordanian authorities made clear they treated it as genuine.

Jordan, which has been mounting air raids in Syria as part of the U.S.-led alliance against Islamic State insurgents, would deliver a "strong, earth-shaking and decisive" response, a government spokesman said.

"The revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit Jordan," army spokesman Colonel Mamdouh al Ameri said in a televised statement confirming the death of the pilot, who was seized by Islamic State in December.

The fate of Kasaesbeh, a member of a large tribe that forms the backbone of support for the country's Hashemite monarchy, has gripped Jordan for weeks and some Jordanians have criticised King Abdullah for embroiling them in the U.S.-led war that they say will provoke a backlash by militants.

The king cut short a visit to the United States to return home following word of Kasaesbeh's death. In a televised statement, he said the pilot's killing was an act of "cowardly terror" by a deviant group that had no relation to Islam.

Jordan had sought to swap the pilot for Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant who was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing in Amman that killed 60 people.

Islamic State had demanded her release in exchange for the life of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. However, Goto, a veteran war reporter, was later beheaded by the group, with images of his death released in a video on Saturday.

Obama condemns reported killing of Jordanian pilotPlay videoObama condemns reported killing of Jordanian pilot

The Jordanian security source said Rishawi would be executed "within hours".

The Jordanian military might also escalate attacks on Islamic State, said retired air force General Mamoun Abu Nowar. "We might even see in a couple of days the rate of sorties increased dramatically. We might have some special operations against their leadership too," he said.

In the Islamic State video, Kasaesbeh is interviewed, describing the mission he was due to carry out before his jet crashed. The video also showed footage of the aftermath of air strikes, with people trying to remove civilians from debris.

A man resembling Kasaesbeh is shown inside the cage with his clothes dampened, apparently with flammable liquid, and one of the masked fighters holds a torch, setting alight a line of fuel which leads into the cage.

The man is set ablaze and kneels to the ground.

Fighters then pour debris, including broken masonry, over the cage which a bulldozer subsequently flattens, with the body still inside. The video shows a desert setting similar to previous videos of killings.(英文文本 via english.sina.com)

重点解析 Key Phrases/Words

1. earth-shaking 惊天动地的,掀天揭地

2. reuters n. 路透社

3. embroiling v. 使(自己或他人)卷入纠纷( embroil的现在分词 )

4. backlash .n. 反击,后坐,激烈反应

5. escalate v. 逐步上升,(战争)逐步升级

6. aftermath n. 后果,余波,再生草

7. flammable adj. 易燃的,可燃的

8. bulldozer n. 推土机,恐吓者,威胁者 



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