U.A.E. Rejoins Air Campaign, Sends F-16s To Fight ISIS
After the murder of a Jordanian pilot, the United Arab Emirates is rejoining the U.S.-led anti-ISIS air campaign and sending F-16s to Jordan.By Tyler Adkisson | February 8, 2015
After suspending its participation in U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS, the United Arab Emirates said Saturday it would rejoin the coalition's effort by sending fighter jets to Jordan. (Video via U.S. Central Command)
The U.A.E. originally withdrew its support in December over concerns the U.S. wasn't doing enough to rescue downed pilots after ISIS captured Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh.
But when an ISIS video of al-Kasasbeh's brutal murder surfaced earlier this week, U.A.E. responded by deploying a squadron of F-16 fighter jets to the coalition. (Video via YouTube / jaba149)