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Friday, February 06, 2015

This photo of the king of Jordan looking like a badass as he prepares for battle with Islamic State is real

Jordan's King Abdullah IIAfter the brutal execution by fire of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), rumours have been circulating on social media that King Abdullah II of Jordan had personally led air attacks against the militant group.

These were coupled with a photo (right) of the king in military fatigues. Lots of people initially doubted the story's authenticity, but the photo at least seems to be legitimate.

It was actually posted on the official Facebook page of the The Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan's monarchy), pretty much guaranteeing its authenticity.

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