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Jordan King Abdullah: 'We must stand together'

Jordan has confirmed the death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by Islamic State (IS) claimed to show him being burned alive.

The country's King Abdullah has cut his visit to the US short, following news of Lt Kasasbeh's death.

In a statement he said that the pilot had died defending his beliefs, homeland and nation.

"Today we stand shoulder to shoulder with the family of the martyr hero Moaz, with our people and our armed forces in this tragedy," he added.

"At these difficult times it is every Jordanian's duty to stand together in the face of crises and ordeals, which will only make us stronger."

  • 03 Feb 2015
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