ISIS Shooting Down F-16 Would Be Turning Point In Air War
A Jordanian pilot has been taken hostage by ISIS, which claims to have shot down his jet while he was flying for the coalition.By Sebastian Martinez | December 24, 2014
ISIS claims it's taken a Jordanian pilot hostage and that it shot down his jet while he was flying for the U.S.-led coalition.
The pilot's jet reportedly went down near the city of Raqqah, which has become ISIS's stronghold in the region, and one of the coalition's main targets. (Video via France 24)
Jordan's state news agency reported the jet crashed during a mission involving several jets from the Royal Jordanian Air Force, and that the pilot was taken hostage, but it didn't say whether he was shot down.