Emirates launches airstrikes from Jordan on Islamic State

February 10, 2015 12:20 PM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State group from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to combat operations against the militants after halting the strikes late last year.

The Gulf federation's official WAM news agency quoted the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces as saying that Emirati F-16s carried out a series of strikes Tuesday morning.

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