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Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot
Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot

The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive. Jordan's lower house of parliament threatened "grave consequences" if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh, 26, whose F-16 crashed Wednesday near the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqah, in northeastern Syria. The statement supported Jordan's role in the U.S.-led coalition waging an airstrike campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and urged the government of King Abdullah II to "do its utmost to ensure a safe return of the pilot." Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour announced at a news conference in the...

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