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’Treat him well’ appeales father of Jordanian pilot captured by IS

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Amman, January 4: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria has appealed to the militants to treat his son well, euronews reported. 26–year–old 1st Lieutent Mu’ath al–Kasasbeh was taken prisoner after his warplane came down on December 24. Speaking as a delegation of senior Christian leaders visited the family to express their solidarity, Safi al–Kasasbeh said, “I call on the brothers from IS to consider him their son and their colleague in prayer to treat him well and consider him as a guest on this, the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Mohammad, (PUBH).” The pilot’s plane crashed in a rural area of Raqqa province, an IS stronghold in northeastern Syria, while carrying out airstrikes against militant targets. Jordan, one of several Arab countries involved in the US–led coalition, has not confirmed IS’s claims that the jet was shot down. (IANS)

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