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ISIS: Jordan Pilot Captured in Syria Appears in Propaganda Magazine

By    |   Wednesday, 31 December 2014 05:55 PM

A Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS in Syria is now appearing in the terrorist group’s propaganda materials.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria published what it calls an interview with the hostage Moaz al-Kassasbe on its online magazine Dabiq, CNN reported, though the interview hasn’t been independently verified.

Al-Kassasbe was captured last week when the F-16 jet he was piloting was downed as he took part in U.S.-led coalition air strikes.

In the interview, the hostage says his plane was struck by a heat-seeking missile, The Guardian reported.

“I heard and felt its hit. The other Jordanian pilot in the mission 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,” al-Kasaesbeh said.

The interview also appears to show al-Kasaesbeh describing his daily routine and saying that ISIS will kill him.

U.S. officials have denied that the plane was shot down by ISIS.

In the video, al-Kasaesbeh is wearing an orange jumpsuit. Other hostages, including journalist James Foley, American NGO founder Peter Kassig, and British aid worker Alan Henning wore similar outfits in videos purporting to show their murders.

ISIS has demanded that Jordan stop fighting and release several prisoners in exchange for al-Kasaesbeh’s release, the International Business Times reported.

The 26-year-old pilot is the first known to be captured by ISIS during U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.

Rula Al Hroob, a member of the Jordanian Parliament, told NPR on Tuesday that Jordan has “temporarily frozen our involvement in bombing the site of ISIS right now, after Kasasbeh has been captured.”

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