Jordan Airstrikes: Retaliation For ISIS Execution
After ISIS burned a Jordanian pilot alive, Jordan retaliated and showered the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, with airstrikes.By Jake Godin | February 5, 2015
Days after vowing an "earth-shattering" response to ISIS's brutal killing of a captured Jordanian pilot, Jordan reportedly launched airstrikes against the militants' stronghold in Syria on Thursday. (Video via U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Nyx Nieves Lopez)
While Jordanian state TV didn't say exactly where the mission took place, a CNN international correspondent reports Jordan's King Abdullah told the father of Moaz al-Kasasbeh, the slain pilot, that the airstrikes took place in Raqqa.
Raqqa, which is considered the de facto ISIS capital in Syria, has been subject to airstrikes from both U.S.-led coalition members and Syria's own government.