Jordan’s King Abdullah vowed a relentless war against Islamic State on their own territory, state television quoted him as saying during a security meeting on Wednesday.
“We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground,” state television said.
His comments come a day after Islamic State released a video appearing to show a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive.
A Jordanian government spokesman said on Wednesday that the Hashemite Kingdom will intensify its efforts with the international coalition fighting Islamic State after the killing of the Jordanian pilot.
“We are talking about a collaborative effort between coalition members to intensify efforts to stop extremism and terrorism to undermine, degrade and eventually finish Daesh,” Mohammad al-Momani said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
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