Thousands rally in Jordan demanding revenge for pilot's death

February 6, 2015 1:36 PM

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Thousands rally in Jordan demanding revenge for pilot's death

AMMAN (Reuters) - Thousands of Jordanians packed the streets of the capital Amman on Friday, urging their monarch to step up air strikes on Islamic State to avenge its killing of pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh.

Crowds massed near the main Husseini mosque, then marched chanting "Death to Daesh," using an Arabic acronym for the jihadist group, in the latest sign of mounting public anger.

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