Jordan launched a wave of airstrikes Thursday as King Abdullah vowed to avenge the execution of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
In the video above, Jordanian forces strike what the Pentagon identifies as a storage and staging facility in the northeastern city of al-Hasakah. U.S. Central Command, the regional Pentagon command that oversees U.S. military action in 20 nations stretching from Egypt to Pakistan, released that video and the two others below on Friday.
Jordan has played an active role in the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS, but it has intensified airstrikes as the nation rallied against ISIS over the videotaped execution of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh.
On Thursday, the military said dozens of fighter jets bombed ISIS targets and warplanes flew over King Abdullah as he met with the slain pilot’s father.
The strikes came under scrutiny on Friday after ISIS claimed that an American female hostage held in the city of ar-Raqqa was killed in the assault. Jordanian officials expressed skepticism over the claims and U.S. officials said they could not be confirmed.
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