Pilot murder: Jordan warplanes strike IS
Jordan said on Thursday its warplanes had launched new strikes against the Islamic State group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots captured in Syria. The announcement came as King Abdullah II personally paid his condolences to the airman’s family, which has urged the government to “destroy” the jihadists, reflecting deep anger among Jordanians over the brutal murder. “The Jordanian air force launched raids against positions of the Islamic State group,” said a government official, who did not want to be named. He did not disclose where or when the strikes took place, saying the military would release a statement later.