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Jordan kills 55 IS militants including top commander in Iraq in revenge airstrikes

Jordanian pilot was burned alive by the terror group

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Amman/Washington, Jan 05 (ANI): At least 55 Islamic State (IS) militants, including a top commander dubbed 'Prince of Nineveh,' were killed in airstrikes conducted by Jordan in Iraq in response to the recent incident where a Jordanian pilot was burned alive by the terror group.

According to International Business Times, the airstrikes came just hours after Jordan's King Abdullah II pledged a "severe" response.

The king said in a statement released by the royal court that the blood of martyr Maaz al-Kassasbeh will not be in vain, and the response of Jordan and its army will be severe.

The pilot was captured by IS militants after his plane crashed near Raqqa, Syria during a mission against the terror group in December.

Meanwhile, government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani said that the country has also executed two jihadist prisoners by hanging on Wednesday morning.

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