Islamic State: Former Iraqi pilots training militants to fly captured war planes

Former Iraqi pilots who have now joined Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria are training members of the group to fly captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday.

It is believed to be the first time the militant group has taken to the air.

The group has been flying the three planes over the captured al-Jarrah Syrian military airport east of Aleppo, Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing witnesses in Syria’s northern Aleppo province.


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