UAE: Rejoining IS campaign

Issue 987 - 19 Feb 2015 | 1 minute read

The UAE said it had taken part in a series of airstrikes against Islamic State targets on 10 February, signalling its return to the campaign. Abu Dhabi is understood to have suspended its participation in the US-led air campaign in December, after Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kasasbeh was captured by extremists when his F-16 crashed over north-eastern Syria, wanting Washington to guarantee better search-and-rescue efforts. News that Al-Kasasbeh had been burned alive by the extremists emerged in early February.

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