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.
© 2000 - 2021 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)