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ISIS shoots down Jordanian warplane, captures pilot

Islamic State militants captured a Jordanian pilot on Wednesday after shooting down his warplane over Syria. The aircraft was involved in strikes in and around the de facto ISIS capital of Raqqa. It was the first aircraft the U.S.-led coalition has lost since launching attacks against the jihadist group in September. ISIS said it shot down the jet with a heat-seeking missile, and released a photograph showing the pilot, Flight Lt. Moaz Youssef al-Kasasbeh, with his captors.