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ISIS troops torture captured Syrian pilot
[ARA News] DAMASCUS – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed a Syrian military pilot in the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, activists reported.

A warplane for the Syrian army, that took off from Hama airport on Thursday morning, has reportedly crashed near Mount Tharda in Deir ez-Zor province. Activists told ARA News that the crash was caused by a technical failure in the warplane and that the pilot survived the incident.

“However, the Syrian pilot Mahmoud Jubair was captured by ISIS fighters after landing with his parachute in Deir ez-Zor,” local media activist Qassif al-Ibrahim told ARA News on the phone.

Pilot Jubair, originally from Musiyaf town in Hama province, was publicly executed and crucified by ISIS militants in the Kinamat square in Deir ez-Zor city.

The pro-ISIS Amaq news agency released footages showing remnants of the crashed warplane and the execution of the pilot, saying he was responsible for bombing civilians in Deir ez-Zor and other parts of Syria.

IS group says it shot down Syria warplane

[AlAhram] The Islamic State (IS) group claimed its fighters shot down a Syrian regime warplane near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and killed its pilot, in statements on militant websites.

The extremist group said the MiG fighter jet was downed over the south of Deir Ezzor city after it had carried out several raids on villages in the area.

The pilot died when the plane crashed, it said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that IS fighters shot down the regime plane as it flew over an area adjacent to a military airport.

IS group controls large parts of Deir Ezzor city and most of oil-rich Deir Ezzor province, but has so far failed to overrun the airbase.

The Observatory -- which relies on a network of sources inside Syria for its information -- says it determines what planes carried out raids according to their type, location, flight patterns and the munitions involved.

It said the plane downed on Thursday was the fourth shot down by IS group fighters since April.
Posted by:badanov

#1  All the more reason to keep female soldiers out of this TOA
Posted by: Mystic   2016-07-15 14:50