A Royal Jordanian Air Force plane takes off from an air base to strike the Islamic state in the Syrian city of Raqqa February 5, 2015.(Reuters / Petra News Agency)

Jordan has promised to strike the Islamic State with “everything we have,” sending dozens of fighter jets to target the militant group’s positions in retaliation to the brutal murder of a captured Jordanian pilot.

“This is just a beginning…tens of…fighter jets have struck their hideouts,” the country’s army said in a statement. 

Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Thursday told CNN that his country was “upping the ante” and going after the Islamic State (formerly ISIS / ISIL) militants “with everything that we have.”

So far, the strikes have reportedly targeted the Islamic State’s ammunition depots, hideouts, and training camps throughout Syria. Jordan had vowed an “earth-shaking” response after Islamic State militants released a video which appeared to show pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive in a cage. 

By RT News
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