Pilot held by ISIS puts Abdullah in tough spot

February 2, 2015 10:14 PM

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Pilot held by ISIS puts Abdullah in tough spot

AMMAN: The fate of a Jordanian pilot held by ISIS has raised public pressure on King Abdullah over his country’s role in the U.S-led military campaign against the hard-line group in Syria, fueling the risk of broader discontent in the U.S. ally.

After his capture in December, militants released pictures of the young pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh being led out of the water by fighters. His F-16 jet had smashed onto the banks of the Euphrates River in ISIS’ stronghold in northern Syria.

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