Jordan denies jihadist fighters responsible for bringing down warplane over Syria

December 26, 2014 8:37 AM

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Jordan's military has denied claims by Islamic State (IS) militants that the group shot down one of its warplanes which crashed in Syria, after the pilot was captured by the jihadists.

"First indications show that the crash of the Jordanian military plane in the area of the Syrian city of Raqa was not caused by Daesh fire," a military official said using another name for the IS group.

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