Jordan: Pilot murder ‘turning point’ in ISIS fight

Jordanian protesters hold up pictures of Jordanian King Abdullah and Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, during a rally in Amman to show their loyalty to the King and against ISIS, February 5, 2015. (Reuters)

The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group is a “turning point” in the kingdom’s fight against the jihadists, a minister said in remarks published Saturday.

Air strikes carried out so far by Jordan’s air force were “the beginning of an ongoing process to eliminate” ISIS, Interior Minister Hussein Majali said, quoted by government newspaper Al-Rai.

Amman said its warplanes launched dozens of strikes on Thursday against the Sunni Muslim extremist group after threatening a harsh response to the murder of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.
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Source News: Alarabiya