IS group claims it downed Syrian warplane in country's east

July 14, 2016 11:47 AM

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BEIRUT – The Islamic State group says it has shot down a Syrian government plane in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour and that its pilot has been killed.

A video released on Thursday by the group's media arm, Aamaq, purports to show the plane's wreckage in flames and the body of the pilot, strung up on what appears to be a pole.

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