King Abdullah of Jordan helps to bury officer killed in suspected Daesh firefight

Published March 3rd, 2016 - 08:45 GMT
The king of Jordan attended the funeral of Major Rashed Hussein Zyoud, the officer killed during raids against suspected Daesh militants in the northern city of Irbid. (Photo: Royal Hashemite Court Twitter)
The king of Jordan attended the funeral of Major Rashed Hussein Zyoud, the officer killed during raids against suspected Daesh militants in the northern city of Irbid. (Photo: Royal Hashemite Court Twitter)

King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the funeral of a fallen officer yesterday, and was pictured helping with the burial. Major Rashed Hussein Zyoud was killed during a raid on suspected Daesh militants by security forces in the northern city of Irbid on Tuesday. He was given a military funeral in his hometown in the Zarqa governorate.

Zyoud’s funeral was also attended by Prince Feisal, Prince Hassan and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff, General Mashal al-Zaben.

Photos of the king’s participation in the funeral were posted on the official Royal Hashemite Court Twitter account.

Security forces reportedly killed seven “outlaws” during a raid on a building in downtown Irbid on Tuesday. Four security personnel were injured, along with two civilians caught in the crossfire, according to the Jordanian state news agency, Petra.

The seven killed “outlaws” were allegedly Daesh-affiliated, some wearing suicide belts, according to the General Intelligence Department (GID). They were apparently planning to carry out attacks on both civilian and military targets in the kingdom.


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