Beirut - The head of the Jordanian armed forces told the family of a Jordanian pilot held captive by Islamic State insurgents that he had been killed, a relative told Reuters.
Islamic State earlier posted a video purporting to show the pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive.
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Reuters could not immediately confirm the five images, which showed a burning man standing in a black cage. Kasaesbeh was captured by Islamic State after his plane crashed over Syria in December.
Jordanian state television said that the pilot was killed on 3 January.
There was no immediate comment from the Jordanian government.