Syria to Jordan: Help us fight ISIS and al-Qaeda

Syria urged Jordan to work with it to fight ISIS and al-Qaeda’s Syria wing, condemning what it described as the “heinous” killing of a Jordanian pilot by militants, Syria’s state news agency SANA said on Wednesday.

The Syrian foreign ministry called on Jordan, which is part of a U.S.-led aerial campaign against ISIS, “to cooperate in the fight against terrorism represented by the organization Daesh and Nusra Front … and other terrorist organizations associated with them in Syria and the region.”

Daesh is a Arabic acronym for ISIS and Nusra Front is al-Qaeda’s Syria wing. Both have seized land in Syria. The United States has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot be a partner in the fight against ISIS.

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