Army to give briefing on anti-IS raids

08 شباط 2015
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Military officials will on Sunday give a briefing about the outcome of aerial attacks  Jordan launched against terrorist strongholds over the past three days.

The presentation, the army said in a statement, was due to be held at King Abdullah Special Operations Centre in east Amman at midday.

Meanwhile, Royal Jordanian Air Force aircraft on Saturday continued attacks on different areas held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group and all aircraft returned safely to their bases, a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said. 

The morning air strikes came in fulfilment of the pledge the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army made to punish the "terrorist gang" for its “undignified act” in reference to the group's burning alive of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh.

“Destruction and inevitable death will be the fate of any party thinking of touching Jordan’s national security,” a source was quoted as saying.

In similar remarks, a senior official said Jordan is going after IS militants wherever they are and plans to “wipe them out completely”.

The remarks by Interior Minister Hussein Majali to Al Rai daily, published Saturday, were the latest in a series of warnings of harsh retaliation after the militants released a video of them killing the pilot. 

The gruesome images sparked widespread anger in Jordan and the region, The Associated Press reported.

Majali said Kasasbeh’s killing was a turning point for Jordan.

The heightened confrontation has raised concerns about possible IS attacks in Jordan, the AP said.

The minister said security services have a tight grip and are ready for “anyone who wants to interfere in the security of Jordan”. He urged Jordanians to report suspicious behaviour, particularly in neighbourhoods with large numbers of non-Jordanians.

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التعليقات تعبر عن ارآء قراء الموقع و ليست بالضرورة تعبر عن رأي الموقع

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