IS Claim Captures Jordanian Pilot After Plane Crashes In Syria
A Jordanian plane coalition crashed Wednesday near Raqqa, Syria, and its pilot was captured by the IS Jihadists had initially claimed that it had shot down the plane, information denied by the United States.
The Organization of the Islamic State (IS) holds prisoner the Jordanian pilot of a fighter plane of the anti-jihadist coalition that crashed Wednesday, December 24 in northern Syria . Jordan confirmed the crash of one of its fighters, but the causes of the accident remain unclear. The EI had initially announced that killed the jet, information denied in the evening by Washington.
The evidence clearly indicates that the AR has not shot down the aircraft, contrary to what the terrorist organization, said the US command responsible for the region (Centcom), without specifying the reasons for the crash .
The branch of IS in Raqqa, capital of the extremist group that controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, issued on jihadist websites pictures that it claims show fighters surrounding a driver, captured, identified as a citizen of Jordan and of which it declines identity.
One of the photos shows the pilot, wearing only a white shirt, carried by four men who go out of a water hole. Another shows him to the ground, surrounded by a dozen armed men.
We will not tolerate the IS distorts or operates this unfortunate crash for propaganda purposes, added the Centcom, while EI boasted of having shot down the plane. Jihadists claimed be reached through a surface to air missile equipped with an infrared sensor that allows the missile to hold on to a heat source, in this case the reactor of a plane.
Jordan is among the countries of the anti-jihadist coalition, led by the United States , which conducts air strikes against IE since September 23.
Besides the United States and Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are involved in strikes in Syria. Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France and the Netherlands take part in strikes in Iraq alongside the United States.
The Raqqa region, a stronghold of the extremist group, is the target of repeated air strikes of the coalition but also of the army of Syrian Air, the raids were twenty deaths for Tuesday alone.