Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after crash

December 24, 2014 2:23 PM

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The Islamic State captured the pilot of a Jordanian warplane that crashed in northern Syria, marking the first time a foreign soldier has fallen into the militant's hands since the U.S.-led coalition began its air campaign against the group.

"Jordan holds the group and its supporters responsible for the safety of the pilot and his life," a Jordanian army statement read on state television said, according to Reuters.

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