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Jordan's Retaliation Against ISIS05:40

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In Jordan today, a prominent jihadi preacher lashed out against ISIS for burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death. The cleric, Abu Mohammed al-Maqdesi, is considered to be a spiritual mentor for many al-Qaida militants.

Meantime, Jordan's foreign minister says airstrikes on ISIS targets are just the beginning of retaliation for the killing of the pilot. The BBC's Said Shehata joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


  • Said Shehata, correspondent for the BBC's Arabic Service.

This segment aired on February 6, 2015.

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