Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Joby Warrick
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Summary

Muath al-Kasabeh, the captive Jordanian fighter pilot first seen in the book’s prologue, was led onto a film set so that he could recount his story. It was January 3, 2015, and Al-Kasabeh took part in an aerial mission against ISIS on December 24 when his plane crashed near Raqqa. After telling of how his mission went wrong and he was captured, Al-Kasabeh was placed in a cage and set on fire. The cage was then buried by a backhoe under concrete and dirt, and the video – a far superior production than those Zarqawi once posted for the world to see – listed the names of other Jordanian pilots and the bounties ISIS has placed on their heads.

The Epilogue lists a number of other brutal killings ISIS has filmed, from aid workers to foreign journalists to soldiers. Al-Kasabeh’s, however, set off a torrent of protest...

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