Jordan faces 'ideological battle' with IS - former deputy PM
Jordan's King Abdullah II has promised to fight back hard against Islamic State, saying that the death of a Jordanian pilot at the militants' hands will not be in vain.
The remarks were made as the king held a crisis meeting with security chiefs.
He cut short a trip to the United States after IS posted a video showing pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive.
Jordan executed two convicts, including failed female suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi, in response.
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, Marwan Muasher, told the BBC: "This is an ideological battle as well as a military one".
04 Feb 2015
- From the section Middle East