Jordan signals took part in attacks on Islamic State

The Jordanian army said on Tuesday it had mounted air strikes against "terrorist groups" that were planning attacks in Jordan, an indication Amman had joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in neighbouring Syria.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 12:45 PM IST

Amman: The Jordanian army said on Tuesday it had mounted air strikes against "terrorist groups" that were planning attacks in Jordan, an indication Amman had joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in neighbouring Syria.

A Jordanian army statement did not say where the air force had struck. "Air force jets destroyed a number of targets that belong to some terrorist groups that sought to commit terror acts inside Jordan," the statement broadcast on state TV said.