Warplane downed in Islamic State-held eastern Syria: monitoring group

December 24, 2014 8:34 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A warplane was downed in Syria's eastern Raqqa province in territory controlled by Islamic State militants and the pilot was taken captive, a monitoring group and Islamic State supporters on social media said on Wednesday.

Events in Syria are difficult to confirm because of restricted media access to conflict zones.

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