Jordanian pilots carried out air strikes on “Islamic State” (IS) targets for the third consecutive day on Saturday in response to the extremists brutally executing its pilot , Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who had been an IS captive for nearly two months. “Sorties of air force fighters today bombed bases of the Daesh terror gang,” Jordan’s state television said in a Saturday bulletin, referring to the IS by its Arabic name, Daesh, considered derogatory by many. Amman conducted over 60 raids in the past three days, targeting ammunition depots, training camps and a communications tower belonging to the IS, a senior security official told Reuters news agency. Jordan to “wipe out” IS Earlier on Saturday, Jordan’s interior Minister Hussein al-Majali warned that his military was aiming to completely “wipe out” the jihadis . Speaking to the state-run Al-Rai newspaper, al-Majali said their pilot’s killing was a turning point for Jordan and that his country would go after the militants “wherever they are.” The most recent bombings were “the beginning of a continued process to eliminate them and wipe them out completely,” al-Majali said, although Jordan’s belligerent approach raised concerns about heightened attacks on Amman. However, al-Majali allayed all fears, saying that security… Read full this story
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