Jordanian Pilot Shot Down over ISIS Controlled Territory (Updated)

Jordanian Pilot POW, courtesy of Al Jazeera

Jordanian Pilot POW, courtesy of Al Jazeera

Jordanian F-16 pilot Flight Lieutenant Moaz Youssef al-Kasasbeh was shot down over Raqqa, Syria on December 24, 2014. ISIS supposedly shot down the aircraft with a heat-seeking missile.  al-Kasasbeh and the remnants of his plane are now in the custody of ISIS. Jordanian intelligence fears for the worst for al-Kasasbeh.

AO, courtesy of the Guardian

AO, courtesy of the Guardian

ISIS fighters recovering the F-16 canopy, courtesy of the BBC.

ISIS fighters recovering the F-16 canopy, courtesy of the BBC.

Al Jazeera. ISIL captures pilot of plane downed in Syria.” December 24, 2014.

BBC. IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria.” December 24, 2014.

CNN. “ISIS captures Jordanian pilot flying for U.S.-led coalition.” December 24, 2014.

The Guardian. Isis fighters capture Jordanian pilot after plane came down over Syria.” December 24, 2014.

NYT. ISIS Captures Jordanian Fighter Pilot in Syria.” December 24, 2014.

Reuters. Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane shot down in Syria.” December 24, 2014.

 

UPDATE:

CENTCOM claims that “Evidence clearly indicates that ISIL did not down the aircraft as the terrorist organization is claiming.”

BI. US Military Says ISIS Is Lying About Shooting Down A Jordanian F-16 In Syria.” December 24, 2014.

The Jordan Times. Jordanian pilot captured by IS after plane goes down.” December 24, 2014.

U.S. Central Command. “Jordanian Pilot Not Downed by ISIL.” December 24, 2014.

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