Jordan has confirmed the death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by Islamic State (IS) show him being burned alive.
The video shows a man standing in a cage and engulfed in flames. Intelligence officials are working to confirm it is genuine.
Jordan vowed "punishment and revenge".
A spokesman for the Jordanian armed forces, Mamdouh al-Ameri, said Lt Kasasbeh had "fallen as a martyr". "While the military forces mourn the martyr, they emphasise his blood will not be shed in vain. Our punishment and revenge will be as huge as the loss of the Jordanians."
The family's reaction, of course, will be one of deep grief and distress. But in wider Jordanian society, there will be pressure for the government to hit back. An implicit threat to speed up the execution of IS prisoners in Jordanian jails, where some are already on death row, may now be carried out.
Gen Ali Shukri, a former Jordanian army officer,( told the BBC) the news would cause "total dismay" in Jordan.
"This is something that hasn't been seen before," he said. "It's an absolute terror. Now the very old saying of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is going to be brought back and I think days ahead of us will show that to Daesh [IS] and whoever is supporting them."
WARNING this is seen all over Twitter etc
We at SDR will publish the pictures so you know whet radical Islam is doing and also publishing on twitter etc so our kids can see it !
If Islamic nations can talk about Islamist terrorists its time that the Western so called politically correct leaders learn to do the same.......before more pilots burn.