Jordan army planes bomb ISIS targets for third day

Jordanian protesters carry an effigy of leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during a march after Friday prayers in downtown Amman on Feb 6, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Jordanian protesters carry an effigy of leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during a march after Friday prayers in downtown Amman on Feb 6, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan carried out a third straight day of air strikes on Islamic State targets on Saturday, it said, in response to the group's killing of a captive Jordanian pilot.

"Sorties of air force fighters today bombed bases of the Daesh terror gang," state television said in a bulletin, using a derogatory Arabic name for the militants. It said some of the targets were in the Syrian city of Raqqa but gave no other details.

Jordan began on Thursday what it called an "earthshaking" response to the death of 26-year-old Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who was filmed being burned alive in a cage.