HUFFINGTON POST

Jordan Bombs More ISIS Targets In Retaliation For Pilot's Death

In this image made from Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, video provided by Jordanian military via Roya TV, an air force pilot raises
In this image made from Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, video provided by Jordanian military via Roya TV, an air force pilot raises his arm as he taxis his jet at Mowafak Al-Salti airbase in Azraq, Jordan. The military carried out airstrikes on Islamic State weapons depots and training sites on Thursday and Friday. King Abdullah II has thrust Jordan to the center of the war against the Islamic State group with his pledge of relentless retaliation for the killing of one of his pilots. (AP Photo/Jordanian military via Roya TV)

AMMAN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Jordan carried out a third straight day of air strikes on Islamic State targets on Saturday, it said, in response to the group's killing of a captive Jordanian pilot.

"Sorties of air force fighters today bombed bases of the Daesh terror gang," state television said in a bulletin, using a derogatory Arabic name for the militants. It said some of the targets were in the Syrian city of Raqqa but gave no other details.

Jordan began on Thursday what it called an "earthshaking" response to the death of the pilot. (Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Syria War In February