Daesh shoots down coalition warplane, captures Jordanian pilot
A screenshot taken from a Daesh video shows militants holding a Jordanian national captive. (Al Bawaba/File)
The pilot of a coalition warplane is feared captured as reports emerge that ISIL shot down an aircraft over Syria.
The militant group posted photographs on the Internet that appear to show the pilot being held in the eastern province of Raqqa.
They also have photos of what they claim to be the pilot’s ID, showing him to be a 26-year-old Jordanian national.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pilot was believed to be a non-Syrian Arab but events in the area are difficult to verify.
Coalition aircraft have been striking ISIL since August and regularly bomb targets in Raqqa province, which has been under militant control for months.
Sixty nations have joined the coalition, including American, European and Gulf states.