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Bombs are pictured on a Royal Jordanian Air Force plane at an air base before it's launch to strike the Islamic state in the Syrian city of Raqqa - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Bombs are pictured on a Royal Jordanian Air Force plane at an air base before it’s launch to strike the Islamic state in the Syrian city of Raqqa February 5, 2015. Jordanian fighter jets pounded Islamic State hideouts in Syria on Thursday and then roared over the hometown of a pilot killed by the militants, while below them King Abdullah consoled the victim’s family. The show of force came two days after the ultra-hardline Islamic State released a video showing captured Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive in a cage as masked militants in camouflage uniforms looked on. The writing on the bomb reads “Martyr No.2475”, referring to al-Kasaesbeh. REUTERS/Petra News Agency (JORDAN – Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)