Jordan admits participation in campaign against Islamic State

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F22 fighter jets are believed to be US participants in the attack.

Jordan acknowledged that it is participating in the bombardments that the United States and its allies launched on Tuesday against targets of the group calling itself the Islamic State in Sira.

The country’s information minister, Mohamed al-Momani, said the details of the Jordanian intervention would be explained in due course by the armed forces.

And he added: “Our participation is consistent with our position, it is to ensure the stability and security of our country and our borders.”

At the beginning of the operation, military sources had indicated to the BBC that several Arab states were participating in the campaign.