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Islamic State fighters capture pilot of Jordanian plane in Syria
Islamic State fighters capture pilot of Jordanian plane in Syria

A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides. Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State since September, after the militants seized control of large areas of Syria and Iraq during a summer offensive. Islamic State claimed it had shot down the plane with an antiaircraft missile. Jordan confirmed that and U.S. military officials initially agreed, saying it was the first time Islamic State had downed a plane involved in the aerial campaign, dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve. But the U.S....

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