Jordan releases videos of shelling ISIS
After ISIS jihadists burned Jordanian pilot alive, King Abdullah vowed that Jordan will attack ISIS and following it, Jordan has now released videos of the armed forces air striking the territories of ISIS.
Two days after the Islamic State revealed the video of Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive in a cage, Jordan started shelling the territory. The video also showed militants watching him burn in camouflage uniforms.
Foreign minister of Jordan, Nasser Judeh said, “It’s actually the beginning of our retaliation over this horrific and brutal murder of our brave young pilot, but it’s not the beginning of our fight against terrorism and extremism. We’re going after them with everything that we have.”
The state television also aired footage of the fighter jets taking off, carrying out raids and a little later, footage of the actual bombing was also broadcast and jets safely returning to Jordan were also shown. The video also showed men and women writing Koranic verses and anti Islamic State Slogans on objects that looked like bombs that were used in the attacks.
U.S., military aircraft also joined the attacks to provide intelligence and monitor the attacks, said a U.S official. He also said that the air strikes focused on multiple targets around the city of Raqqa. King Abdullah has vowed to avenge Kasaesbeh’s murder and he ordered the commanders to prepare a stepped-up military role in the coalition against ISIS.
Jordan hosts several hundreds of U.S. military trainers who are working on the borders of Syria and Iraq and has vowed to keep away ISIS away from its frontiers.