King Abdullah in Jordan as he drives out of the Queen Alia International Airport. (Photo by Khaled Oudat)

Jordan’s King Abdullah declares a war against ISIS

Following the release of an Islamic State group video depicting Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh being burned to death in a cage,  Jordan’s King Abdullah has declared a war against ISIS.

“We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground,” a state television network quoted the king saying during a security meeting.

King Abdullah has also been quoted in The Jordan Times commending the international community’s position in support of Jordan in dealing with this danger and its role in the war against terrorism, which he has dubbed, ‘the War of the Arab and the Islamic world, all together.’

Jordan has reportedly hanged two Iraqi jihadis in its bid to intensify military action against ISIS.

 

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