UAE says its jets resume airstrikes against Islamic State

February 10, 2015 12:17 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates F-16 jets based in Jordan attacked Islamic State targets on Tuesday and returned safely, UAE state news agency WAM said.

The UAE had suspended participation in coalition air strikes against IS for several weeks over pilot safety concerns, after a Jordanian pilot was captured by the group in Syria. He was later executed.

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