Jordan’s Abdullah II: the king who vowed to crush IS

February 6, 2015 8:11 PM

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AMMAN: King Abdullah II of Jordan, a member of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group, faces the toughest challenge of his 16-year reign after IS murdered a downed pilot.

One of Washington's closest allies in the region, Abdullah was catapulted into the forefront of the conflict with the militants after IS burned the captured Jordanian airman alive.

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