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Jordanian interior minister says Jordan aims to 'wipe out' Islamic State group militants

  • Demonstrators, one with a Jordanian flag image painted on his face and Arabic that reads, "Muath," as in slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, chant anti-Islamic State group slogans during a rally in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Several thousand people marched after Muslim Friday prayers in support of King Abdullah II's pledge of a tough military response to the killing of the pilot. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Demonstrators, one with a Jordanian flag image painted on his face and Arabic that reads, "Muath," as in slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, chant anti-Islamic State group slogans during a rally in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Several thousand people marched after Muslim Friday prayers in support of King Abdullah II's pledge of a tough military response to the killing of the pilot. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from undated video provided by Jordanian military via Jordan TV, explosions go off as the military carried out airstrikes at an undisclosed location in Syria. The military carried out airstrikes on Islamic State weapons depots and training sites on Thursday and Friday. King Abdullah II has thrust Jordan to the center of the war against the Islamic State group with his pledge of relentless retaliation for the killing of one of his pilots. (AP Photo/Jordanian military via Jordan TV)

    In this image made from undated video provided by Jordanian military via Jordan TV, explosions go off as the military carried out airstrikes at an undisclosed location in Syria. The military carried out airstrikes on Islamic State weapons depots and training sites on Thursday and Friday. King Abdullah II has thrust Jordan to the center of the war against the Islamic State group with his pledge of relentless retaliation for the killing of one of his pilots. (AP Photo/Jordanian military via Jordan TV)  (The Associated Press)

The Jordanian interior minister says Jordan is going after Islamic State group militants wherever they are and plans to "wipe them out completely."

Hussein al-Majali's comments, published Saturday, were the latest in a series of Jordanian warnings of harsh retaliation after the militants released a video of them burning the airman to death in a cage.

Jordanian fighter jets struck Islamic State group weapons depots and training sites Thursday and Friday. The kingdom joined a U.S.-led military coalition in September, but said after the killing of the pilot it would intensify its air attacks.

Al-Majali told the state-run al-Rai newspaper that Jordan will track down the militants "wherever they are." He says this week's strikes are "the beginning of an ongoing process to eliminate them and wipe them out completely."