ISIL Releases Picture of Jordanian Pilot in Hanging Clothes

ISIL Releases Picture of Jordanian Pilot in Hanging Clothes
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:43:46

The ISIL Takfiri group published an interview with the Jordanian pilot captured last week after his plane crashed in northern Syria.

In an interview released by ISIL terrorists, Muath al-Kassasbeh, 26, a first lieutenant in Jordan’s air force, is wearing an orange jumpsuit which is similar to what the takfiri group's previous victims were seen in.

His interview appears as a short question-and-answer segment in the latest issue of Dabiq, ISIL's English-language magazine.

 He said his F-16 fighter jet went down near the northern city of Raqqa on December 24 after being hit by a missile.The 26-year-old Jordanian pilot said he ejected from the aircraft and landed in Euphrates River, where he was taken captive by ISIL terrorists.

Jordan’s government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani has declined to make any comment on the interview.

The United States has denied claims that the ISIL shot down the fighter jet, the first aircraft of the US-led coalition fighting ISIL since the airstrikes in Syria started in September.

The Takfiri terrorists and the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the aircraft was shot with an anti-aircraft missile.

Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are among a number of countries that have joined the so-called US-led alliance carrying out airstrikes against what it says are ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq. Most of these countries have been supporting al-Qaeda-linked militant groups fighting the government in Syria.