Islamic State Fighters Capture Jordanian Pilot

December 24, 2014 11:27 AM

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Syrian activists said the Islamic State group shot down a plane believed to be from the U.S.-led coalition that has been targeting the group with airstrikes for the past three months, with the militants claiming to have captured a Jordanian pilot..

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday the plane went down near Raqqa. The city is the main stronghold for the militants who seized large areas in eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq earlier this year.

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