Jordanian Is First Pilot Taken in U.S.-Led Fight Against Islamist Terror Group

December 25, 2014 12:46 AM

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The Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State just last week shrugged off his uncle’s concern about being in the air force, telling him: “Don’t worry about me.”

Moath al-Kasassbeh, 27, became the first airman in the U.S.-led coalition against the militants to be held by the group. His aircraft went down near the Syrian city of Raqqa, an Islamic State stronghold.

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