Jordan's King Abdullah is reportedly going to co-pilot a sortie against Islamic State positions in the aftermath of the terrorist group's brutal execution of Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh. Iraqinews.com reported that King Abdullah is personally involved in conducting the air strikes.
Before assuming the throne, Abullah II was a Major General in charge of Jordanian Special Forces. Abdullah is also certified as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot.
Jordanian fighter jets have returned home after carrying out missions, state-run TV reported. There was no immediate word on what the missions were or where they took place, but a government spokesman said most targets would be in eastern Syria.
Jordan is riding a wave of anger following the brutal killing of one of its pilots by the Islamic State. A video posted by the group showed Lt Moath al-Kasasbeh being burned alive while confined in a cage. The 27-year-old's family is calling for revenge.