Jordan launches airstrikes, initially kills 55 including Prince of Nineveh in Iraq

Jordanian Air Force has launched air strikes against Islamic State targets in Mosul, a city in northern Iraq, an Iraqi media reports. According to the report the assault downed 55 including a top commander known as the Prince of Nineveh of terrorist Islamic State.

“They’re in Iraq and they are in Syria and therefore you have to target them wherever they are,” Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh told Fox News. According to reports, dozens of fighter jets are involved in the most recent attacks. Air strikes were carried out couple of days after the Islamic extremist group burned a Jordanian fighter pilot.

“We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground,” Jordan’s King Abdullah II said as quoted by Jordan state-media.