Jordanian air force bombs ISIS targets for third day

Strikes carried out in response to the ISIS' killing of a captive Jordanian pilot.

By REUTERS
February 7, 2015 16:37
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A Royal Jordanian Air Force plane takes off from an air base to strike the Islamic state in the Syrian city of Raqqa February 5, 2015. . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Jordan carried out a third straight day of air strikes on Islamic State targets on Saturday, it said, in response to the group's killing of a captive Jordanian pilot.

"Sorties of air force fighters today bombed bases of the Daesh terror gang," state television said in a bulletin, using a derogatory Arabic name for the militants. It gave no details.

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Jordan began on Thursday what it called an "earthshaking" response to the death of the pilot.

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