Jordan military jets pound Islamic State as king comforts pilot's family




 
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February 6th, 2015  
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Topic: Jordan military jets pound Islamic State as king comforts pilot's family


By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian fighter jets pounded Islamic State targets in Syria on Thursday, before roaring over the hometown of the pilot killed by the militants while King Abdullah consoled the victim's family. A statement from the Jordanian armed forces said tens of jets were deployed in the attacks, which destroyed ammunition depots and training camps run by the Islamic State. Witnesses overheard the monarch telling the pilot's father the planes were returning from the militant-held city of Raqqa. The show of force came two days after the ultra-hardline Islamic State released a video showing captured Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive in a cage as masked militants in camouflage uniforms looked on.




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