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The UAE Air Force F-16 squadron deployed to an airbase in Jordan has conducted a fresh wave of effective and lethal airstrikes on the positions and gathering points of the terrorist organisation ISIL (Daesh) that showed the whole world its savagery and ugly violation of all human and religious values.
In their fresh attack, the UAE F-16s struck ISIL's oil refineries to dry up the terror group's sources of funding.
The fighter jet squadron returned safely to base.
On February 10 and 12, the UAE F-16s launched several similar effective and lethal airstrikes against the terror group’s positions.
The UAE F-16s arrived recently in Jordan upon directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and orders from General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The stationing of F-16s displays the support extended by the UAE leadership and people at all levels and in all spheres to the fraternal Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the UAE’s unwavering and constant solidarity with its brothers.
It also expresses the UAE’s appreciation of Jordan’s pioneering role and substantial sacrifices for the security and stability of the region, as well as its support to the military effort of Jordan's Arab Army and its effective participation in the Global Coalition to counter the terrorist group, ISIL.
The UAE’s initiative of backing Jordan’s official and popular stance stems from its deep belief in the need for pan-Arab cooperation on the eradication of terrorism, in words and actions, and bolstering regional security and stability through collective and effective fight against such terror groups and their erroneous ideology and brutal actions.
Egypt strikes Daesh in Libya after beheadings video
Cairo has carried out air strikes against Daesh group targets in Libya after the jihadists posted a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.
Egypt said a "tough intervention" was needed and with France called on the UN Security Council on Monday to "take new measures" against the jihadists in neighbouring Libya.
The air strikes hit IS camps and weapons depots, the military said, hours after jihadists released gruesome footage of the beheadings that provoked outrage in Egypt.
Witnesses told AFP there were at least seven strikes in Derna in the east, a hotbed of militancy since Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011.
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