The video, which could not immediately be verified, shows a man standing in a cage and engulfed in flames.

The video was distributed via a Twitter account, the report said.

The images published on IS's official media site apparently showed the Jordanian pilot being burned alive while confined in a cage.

Jordanian officials had earlier said they were ready for possibly swapping Sajida al-Rishawi, a female suicide bomber imprisoned in Jordan for her role in a 2005 bombing, for Kasasbeh. That demand was made via Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who was also taken captive by IS and beheaded in a similar gruesome manner.

An IS video released last week said Goto had "only 24 hours left to live" and Kasasbeh "even less".

Latest News from World News Desk