Jordan continues to bomb Islamic State militants targets

Jordan launched new rounds of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants for the third straight day after its pilot was burned alive by the terrorist group, the Jordan Armed Forces said Saturday.

Amman: Jordan launched new rounds of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants for the third straight day after its pilot was burned alive by the terrorist group, the Jordan Armed Forces said Saturday.

Fighter jets bombed several IS locations and returned safely, Xinhua news agency reported citing an army statement posted on its website.

On Friday, Jordanian fighter jets also took part in striking the IS militants in Iraq.

Earlier in the week, the IS posted a video clip online, which purportedly showed a captured Jordanian pilot being burned to death.

Following the incident, King Abdullah II of Jordan vowed that Jordan's response to the killing of the pilot would be harsh.

He said Jordan was engaged in this war to protect Islam and its values.

Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the 26-year-old Jordanian pilot, was one of the pilots with the US-led anti-terror coalition, which comprises several Arab forces, including Jordan.

He was captured when his plane crashed while carrying out a bombing mission against IS militants in Syria in December last year.

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