ISIS Releases Interview with Captured Jordanian Pilot (Video)

ISIS released video and photos last week of a Jordanian pilot they reportedly captured after they shot down his plane.

This was the first coalition aircraft shot down by ISIS.

The US said ISIS did not shoot down the plane the aircraft crashed instead.

Today ISIS released an interview with the captured pilot.
The pilot says the terrorists will kill him.
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A picture published in Islamic State magazine Dabiq shows captive Jordanian pilot First Lieutenant Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh (Daily Mail)

The Daily Mail reported:

The so-called Islamic State has published an interview with a Jordanian pilot captured by militants last week after he was forced to eject over northern Syria.

First Lieutenant Mu’ath al-Kaseasbeh bailed out near the insurgent group’s de facto capital of Raqqa on Wednesday after his F-16 warplane was damaged during an airstrike.

The 26-year-old is the first foreign military pilot to fall into the extremists’ hands since an international coalition began its aerial campaign against IS in September.

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

The full-colour monthly magazine, which is distributed online as a pdf document, also contains a lengthy article apparently by captive British journalist John Cantlie, as well as praise for Sydney hostage taker Man Haron Monis.

Lt Kaseasbeh, who is pictured wearing an orange jumpsuit, describes how his jet was hit by anti-aircraft fire near Raqqa, which is located on the banks of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.

‘We entered the region of ar-Raqqah to sweep the area, then the striker jets entered to begin their attack,’ he was quoted as saying. ‘My plane was struck by a heat-seeking missile. I heard and felt its hit.

‘The other Jordanian pilot in the mission – the first lieutenant pilot Saddām Mardīnī – contacted me from a participating jet and told me that I was struck and that fire was coming out of the rear nozzle of my engine.

‘I checked the system display and it indicated that the engine was damaged and burning. The plane began to deviate from its normal flight path, so I ejected.

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