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ISIS Holds Jordanian Pilot Hostage After Shooting Down Plane04:15

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Jordan's military say one of its warplanes was shot down on a mission over Syria yesterday.

The plane crashed in the northern province of Raqqa and the pilot was captured by the militants.

The US-led coalition has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria since late September.Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have joined the military effort, while Qatar is providing logistical support.

The BBC's Jim Muir in Beirut speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the situation.


  • Jim Muir, BBC reporter in Beirut. He tweets @MuirJim.

This segment aired on December 24, 2014.

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