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NEWS | Feb. 3, 2015

Statement From General Austin on Murder of Jordanian Pilot

By U.S. Central Command News Release

February 3, 2015
Release # 20150201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. Central Command strongly condemns ISIL's savage murder of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasasbeh. This vicious act is yet another example of ISIL, or "Daesh's," brutality and warped ideology. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Al-Kasasbeh served his country courageously and honorably, and as a part of the counter-ISIL Coalition he was an important member of our team. I spoke with General Mashal al-Zaben, Chief of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and assured him that we stand with our Jordanian partners and together we will fight this barbaric enemy until it is defeated.