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PM statement on the murder of Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh

Statement issued by The Prime Minister on the murder of Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh

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Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a statement on the murder of Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh.

The Prime Minister said:

I condemn this sickening murder by ISIL’s barbaric terrorists. I pay tribute to the dedication and bravery of Lieutenant Moaz al-Kassasbeh, who as a member of the Jordanian Armed Forces serving in the anti-ISIL Coalition, paid with his life while protecting his country and us all. My thoughts and prayers are with his family tonight at this tragic time.

These terrorists’ brutal behaviour will only strengthen our resolve. We stand in solidarity with our Jordanian friends and we will continue to work with them and our other Coalition partners to defeat ISIL. Together we are making progress. In the last week, ISIL has been thrown out of Kobane. The Iraqi Armed Forces, with Coalition support, are steadily re-taking territory in Northern Iraq, freeing many thousands from ISIL’s utter cruelty. We will not stop until these evil extremists and their poisonous ideology are defeated.

Published 3 February 2015