Thursday, December 25, 2014

Jordanian F-16 pilot captured in Syria by ISIS

Here's a sad photo of Jordanian pilot who was captured by ISIS militants after his warplane was shot downwhile he was conducting airstrikes over Syria. ISIS shared photos of his capture on Twitter

Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad Momani told AP that First Lieutenant Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh's plane was shot down by 'ground fire'. This is the first time a foreign soldier will fall into ISIS hand since the U.S-led coalition began its air campaign against the extremists.

The 27 year old pilot is said to be from a prominent Jordanian family. His family said Mu'ath felt it was a religious duty to fight ISIS because they were 'distorting the true spirit of Islam'. His family has publicly begged for mercy, asking ISIS to release him but that's probably not going to happen..
ISIS are now reportedly in possession of MANPADS - shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles

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