US welcomes UAE decision to base fighter jets in Jordan

WASHINGTON - The United States welcomes a decision by the United Arab Emirates to base its F-16 fighter jets in Jordan for operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a US State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.
The UAE had suspended flights as part of the US-led coalition conducting air strikes against Islamic State in view of concerns about search and rescue capabilities after a Jordanian pilot was downed and captured.
UAE fighters would now join raids from inside Jordan, a Jordanian army source said on Saturday.