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Jordanian military launches strikes against Islamic State

The Jordanian military has said it has conducted several air strikes against so-called Islamic State ammunition depots and training camps in Syria.

Jordanian army officials claim the missions are "only the beginning" of retribution against the militants for the recent murder of Jordanian air force pilot Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh.

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Obama: Video shows 'viciousness and barbarity' of IS

President Obama has said a video appearing to show the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State is another indication of the "viciousness and barbarity" of the organisation.

"Should this video be authentic, it's just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organisation," the president told reporters.

"It will redouble the determination on the part of the global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated.

"Whatever ideology they're operating off of, it's bankrupt."

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