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State of shock in Amman as Jordan seeks revenge

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State of shock in Amman as Jordan seeks revenge


In the Jordanian capital Amman people are still coming to terms with the dreadful killing of pilot Mouath al-Kasasbeh by ISIL militants.

The 26-year-old was burned to death in a cage by his captors.

There is anger in Amman:
“All Jordan is Mouath al-Kasasbeh and we will take our revenge soon, the revenge of all Muslims killed by ISIL who claim Islam, but they are so far from Islam,” said one man.

“I feel so much pain, not only because of what happened to our pilot, but also for what is going on in the region, for all those that have died because of this terrorist group,” said another.

Fury, grief, fear and revenge mark the mood in the capital with many observers expecting the Jordanian military to escalate attacks on ISIL positions.

Our correspondent in Amman is Mohammed Shaikhibrahim:

“The feelings of anger and sadness prevail here in the Jordan, amid calls for revenge against ISIL, especially because of the ugly and unexpected way in which the Jordanian pilot was killed.”

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