(THEGUARDIAN) — Islamic State (Isis) has released what it says is an interview with a Jordanian pilot captured last week after his plane crashed during US-led coalition bombing in eastern Syria.
It was not possible to independently verify the interview published in the group’s English-language online magazine Dabiq, in which First Lieutenant Muath al-Kasaesbeh was quoted as saying his F-16 fighter was struck by a heat-seeking missile.
“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,” Kasaesbeh said, according to Dabiq.
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