ISIS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

December 24, 2014 9:45 PM

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ISIS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

ISIS militants captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while carrying out airstrikes Wednesday, making him the first foreign military member to fall into the extremists' hands since an international coalition launched its bombing campaign against the group months ago.

Images of the pilot being pulled out of a lake and hustled away by masked jihadis underscored the risks for the U.S. and its Arab and European allies in the air campaign.

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