Jordan says conducts 56 aerial raids in three days against Islamic State

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 8:07 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's air force chief said on Sunday his country's jet fighters had conducted 56 raids in three days of intensified bombing targeting a stronghold of Islamic State militants in northeast Syria.

"We achieved what we aimed at. We destroyed logistics centers, arms depos and targeted hideouts of their fighters," General Mansour al Jbour, head of the Jordanian airforce, told a news conference.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Gareth Jones)