Payback Time: Jordan's Air Force Launching Strikes on ISIS as the Pilot's Revenge

Payback Time: Jordan's Air Force Launching Strikes on ISIS as the Pilot's Revenge
Fri Feb 6, 2015 09:55:57

Jordan has threatened the ISIL terrorist group with more raids, describing the latest airstrike on the Takfiri militants by the country's armed forces as a prelude to a new spate of attacks against the terrorist group.

On Thursday, Jordan’s fighter jets carried out a series of new retaliatory air strikes against the hideouts of the ISIL terrorists currently operating in Syria and Iraq after the ruthless killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of the Takfiri terrorist group.



"This is just the beginning and you shall know who the Jordanians are," the armed forces said in a statement on state TV.

The statement further noted that the Jordanian jets targeted the training centers, arms and ammunition depots of the Takfiri group.

"All targets were completely destroyed and all the planes returned to their bases safely," the statement added.

Jordan is part of a US-led military coalition that has purportedly bombed militant targets in both Syria and Iraq since last year.

The latest strikes came two days after ISIL released a video on the Internet showing the Takfiri terrorists setting alight the Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kassasbeh, who had been taken hostage in December.


The video showed Kassasbeh dressed in an orange jumpsuit and surrounded by flames of fire inside a metal cage.

The pilot was captured by ISIL militants when his plane went down in northern Syria during a mission against the terrorist group.

Jordan has vowed “punishment and revenge” for the killing of the 26-year-old pilot. Just hours after the video emerged, Amman executed two ISIL-linked militants.

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