ISIS in Jets for First Time, US Reportedly Trains Rebel Pilots

Posted: October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Iraqi pilots teaching ISIS to fly MiG’s captured in Syria; reports indicate US training ‘Middle Eastern’ pilots in Arizona to bomb Syria.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed on Friday that the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terror group has begun training pilots on three captured fighter jets, relying on the knowledge of Iraqi pilots who have joined the group. Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the monitoring group, said witnesses in northern Syria have seen the group flying the three MiG 21 or MiG 23 model jets above the al-Jarrah airbase east of Aleppo, in the first instance of ISIS going airborne, reports Reuters.

“They have trainers, Iraqi officers who were pilots before for (former Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein,” said Abdul Rahman. “People saw the flights, they went up many times from the airport and they are flying in the skies outside the airport and coming back.”

ISIS has captured several fighter jets during its conquest of Syria and Iraq. In August it captured several MiGs when it took Tabqa airbase in northern Syria from President Bashar Assad’s forces.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/186249#.VEFfYcJdWSo

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