Jordanian fighter planes have conducted several bombing raids against IS-targets in Syria, Jordanian television reports. It's the first time the country' openly states attacks against ISIS.
The bomb raids were conducted two days after IS published a video showing the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot. The pilot was taken prisoner by the Islamic state (IS) in Syria in December.
On the way back to the capital Amman, the aircraft pilots passed over the town al-Karak, the hometown of Maaz al-Kassasbeh, for in this way to honor the dead pilot, according to the Jordanian state channel.
The attacks were, according to local media, targeting numerous IS positions in the province al-Raqqa, northeast in Syria, one of the core areas of the extremist group.
King Abdullah on Thursday traveled to the pilot's hometown to offer his condolences to the family of the murdered pilot.
The fighter pilot comes from an influential tribe south of Jordan.
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