ISIS says it is forcing detained pilots to train militants: report

ISIS militant said abducted pilots are being forced to train fighters. (File photo: AFP)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria said in a recent tweet it is forcing detained Syrian pilots to train militant fighters to fly stolen aircraft, CNN Arabic reported on Saturday.

In an account reportedly associated with the militant group, ISIS said in a tweet the pilots were abducted when the group gained control over the Tabqa military airbase in Raqqa Province.

ISIS seized the airbase earlier this month. The major airfield houses warplanes, helicopters, tanks and other artillery and ammunition, which were also confiscated by ISIS, according to several media reports…

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It will very difficult to defeat this group using Geneva Convention-approved techniques (made up by European pacifists before WW I.  Wiki entry here).