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ISIS reportedly shoots down Jordanian craft over Syria, commander captured

ISIS reportedly shoots down Jordanian craft over Syria, commander captured

Dec. 24, 2014: This picture posted by a Raqqa Media Center of a Islamic State group, a belligerent nonconformist group, that has been real formed on a essence and other AP reporting, shows members of a Islamic State organisation with a prisoner pilot, center, wearing a white shirt in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of a Islamic State group)

Islamic State fighters have prisoner a Jordanian commander after his warplane was downed over Syria on Wednesday, a invulnerability central tells Fox News.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pronounced a aircraft was shot down nearby a northern city of Raqqa, a Islamic State group’s de facto capital.

Jordan’s state news agency, Petra, reliable that a commander was from Jordan and he has been captured, the BBC reports

“During a goal Wednesday morning conducted by several Royal Jordanian Air Force planes opposite hideouts of a IS belligerent classification in a Raqqa region, one of a planes went down and a commander was taken hostage,” a troops source was quoted by Petra as saying.

“Jordan binds a organisation and a supporters obliged for a reserve of a commander and his life,” a source added.

It was not immediately famous how a fighters shot down a warplane. But a Islamic State is famous to have bonds of Russian-made Igla anti-aircraft missiles. The shoulder-fired arms has prolonged been in a Syrian and Iraqi supervision arsenals — it was used during a 1991 Gulf War by Iraqi army to down a British Tornado jet, for example. More recently, militants in Chechnya have used them to down Russian helicopters.

Jordanian Information Minister Mohammad Momani told The Associated Press that a craft was shot down by “ground fire” though did not elaborate. The U.S. was not concerned in a incident, a invulnerability central said.

Another group, a Raqqa Media Center, pronounced a warplane crashed nearby a encampment of Hamra Ghannam, adding that ISIS militants were acid a area in box there is another pilot.

If true, it will be a initial warplane shot down by ISIS given a U.S.-led bloc began a airstrikes opposite a organisation in Syria 3 months ago.

RMC published a sketch pronounced to be of a commander who seemed wearing a white shirt as he was surrounded by 11 fighters, some of them masked.  Another sketch published by a organisation showed a male — exposed from a waist down and shower soppy — being prisoner by 3 gunmen as he was taken out of what seemed to be a lake.

RMC after posted a sketch of a Jordanian troops temperament label of a commander identifying him as Mu’ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh who was innate on May 29, 1988. A sketch of al-Kaseasbeh was also posted in a Petra report, though he was not named.

In Jordan, a pilot’s cousin Marwan al-Kaseasbeh reliable by write with The Associated Press that a photos are of his cousin.

“May Allah plant forgiveness in your hearts and might we recover my son,” al-Kaseasbeh’s father, Youssef, told a Jordanian journal Saraya, according to a BBC.

Youssef al-Kaseasbeh pronounced he listened a news about his son’s constraint after a conduct of a Royal Jordanian Air Force sensitive one of his sons.

Mu’ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh has been a commander in a atmosphere force for 6 years and was married in July.

In Washington, a Pentagon central pronounced they are wakeful of a claims being done over amicable media that a commander has been shot down, though they could not endorse a news during this time.

The central pronounced any serve questions about a purported constraint should be referred to a supervision of Jordan. He spoke on a condition of anonymity given he was not certified to plead a reports by name.

The United States and several Arab allies have been distinguished a Islamic State in Syria given Sept. 23, and U.S. and other general warplanes have been waging an atmosphere debate opposite a extremists in Iraq for even longer. The debate aims to pull behind a jihadi classification after it took over most of Iraq and Syria and announced a “caliphate.”

Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and a United Arab Emirates are participating in a Syria strikes, with Qatari logistical support.

The pilot’s constraint raises a calamity unfolding for Jordan, that has been neatly criticized by belligerent sympathizers for a participation. ISIS in a past has beheaded dozens of Syrian soldiers it prisoner in operations around a country. The organisation has also beheaded 3 Americans and dual Britons.

Asaad Kanjo, an romantic formed in a northwestern range of Idlib, pronounced ISIS is believed to have acquired a Igla missiles by shopping them from mainstream insurgent commanders or after some antithesis fighters defected and assimilated a jihadi group.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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