Photo posted online by Raqqa Media Center purportedly showing Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants near the Syrian city of Raqqa (24 December 2014)
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Jordan captured pilot's father urges IS to free him

The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State militants in Syria has renewed a plea for his release.

Describing his son as "a guest among brothers of ours in Syrian Islamic State", Youssef al-Kasasbeh urged his "hosts" to "treat him well".

Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured after his jet crashed in north-eastern Syria on Wednesday during a bombing mission.

Jordan is one of four Arab states in a US-led coalition that has launched air strikes on IS in Syria.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.

  • 25 Dec 2014
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