'The United States strongly condemns ISIL's actions and we call for the immediate release of all those held captive by ISIL,' White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement, using an alternative acronym for ISIS.
The shocking video comes just days after ISIS' British executioner in chief, Jihadi John, savagely murdered Japanese journalist Kenji Goto in a shocking filmed beheading after days of intensive negotiations Mr Goto joined a list of other victims of Jihadi John, including fellow Japanese national Haruna Yukawa (left).
Jordan has executed two ISIS-linked prisoners including Sajida al-Rishawi (left) hours after militants released a sickening video that showed captured Jordanian fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh (right) being burned alive The chilling footage, entitled 'Healing the Believers' Chests', shows the captured airman wearing an orange jumpsuit and seemingly doused in fuel as a trail of petrol leading up to the iron bars of the cage is seen being set alight.
The release of the expertly-edited video - which represents a new level of barbarity from a group notorious for its savagery - prompted Jordan to announce it would execute all six prisoners convicted of association with ISIS at dawn today, which is usually at 6.40am (4.40am GMT).
As with any find of this calibre, the dissemination of false information and false claims is par of the course.
Hence discretion is advised when viewing websites that are religious-based and others that may have their own biased agendas in how they present this information.
Later at the trial, al-Rishawi pleaded not guilty and said through her lawyer that she never tried to detonate her bomb and was forced to take part in the attack.
American aid worker Peter Kassig (right) was also murdered by ISISMeanwhile, Michael Haines, brother of the murdered British aid worker David Haines who was killed by Jihadi John, said his heart was 'filled with sadness' at the news of the 'savage murder of another hostage'.
For developments pertaining to the authenticity of the books, go to this Wikipedia page for daily updates.
Some scholars describe it as the find of the century and deem it to be even more important than the dead seas scrolls.
UPDATE JUNE 15TH 2011 - TEST RESULTS ARE IN The Jordan university has made a release through The Jordan Times newspaper that the lead books that were scientifically tested are trully ancient and appear to be real artifacts. Image credits: The images on this page reference reprocessed images sourced from multiple versions of each metal plate.
According to the Department of Antiquities (Do A), first stage of aging tests to determine the authenticity of lead-sealed metal books billed as the greatest find in biblical archaeology since the Dead Sea scrolls have been encouraging. Images referencing David Elkington, Rex Features, David O Neill, The Telegraph, Ilan Shibli, Hassan Saeda, Ahmed Suli and Mahomet Hamdi.