Jordanian minister says country will 'wipe out' Islamic State

February 7, 2015 12:52 PM

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Jordanian minister says country will 'wipe out' Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan is going after Islamic State group militants wherever they are and plans to "wipe them out completely," Jordan's interior minister said, as Jordanian fighter jets struck the group's positions for the third consecutive day Saturday.

It was the latest in a series of warnings of harsh retaliation after the militants released a video of them burning a Jordanian pilot to death in a cage. The gruesome images sparked widespread anger in Jordan and the region.

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