Hollande denounces 'barbaric killing' of Jordanian pilot by IS

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Feb 2015

French president condemns killing of Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants

French President Francois Hollande (Photo: Reuters)

François Hollande has condemned the "barbaric killing" of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kassasbeh by Islamic State militants.

The Presidential Palace also offered condolences to the family of Kassasbeh and to the Jordanian people.

After a video was released showing captured Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kassasbeh being burnt alive, Hollande affirmed his support to King Abdullah during this "ordeal."

France has had its share of combating jihadists after the Charlie Hebdo attack that took place last month. World leaders, including Jordan's King Abdullah II, joined the beginning of the Paris march in an act of solidarity.

After the Charlie Hebdo attack, France approved extending airstrikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq.

He concluded his statement by saying that Jordan and France will continue to combat terrorism in order to achieve peace in the Middle East.

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