The Islamic State (IS) group downed a Syrian war jet in the country’s Deir al-Zour province on Thursday, July 14, capturing and crucifying the pilot, a monitor group reported.
The terror group shot down the aircraft near the airbase of Deir al-Zour, which the group has for long been trying to capture from the Syrian government forces, Xinhua news agency cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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After downing the plane, the IS militants hanged the pilot on a cross, and crucified him, the UK-based watchdog group added.
It said the IS group has downed several warplanes in different parts of the country since April 2016.
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The group has earned a reputation in befalling brutal punishment on the captured soldiers and those who don’t abide by its ultra-radical teachings. (IANS)
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