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February 5, 2015 11:13 am

Jordan Bombards Islamic State Targets After Brutal Burning of Pilot

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A vigil for Jordanian pilot Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh, reportedly burned alive by the Islamic State terrorist organization. Jordan's King Abduallah vowed vengeance in response to the killing. Photo: Twitter

Fox News – Jordanian fighter pilots carried out devastating sorties against ISIS early Thursday, making good on their king’s vow of vengeance for the horrific burning of a captured airman – whose hometown the jets buzzed triumphantly after the mission.

Reports from the Middle East said the latest strikes killed 55 members of ISIS, including a senior commander known as the “Prince of Nineveh.” Jordanian state-run media did not specify where the strikes took place. They came a day after King Abdullah stepped up his angry rhetoric at the terrorist army in neighboring Iraq and Syria following the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was burned alive in a cage in a shocking atrocity caught on a videotape released by Islamic State on Tuesday.

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