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Jordan loses pilot and plane over Islamic State 'capital'

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Re: Jordan Loses pilot and plane over Islamic State capital

Is this going to sway or enhance anyone's opinion on how to proceed?

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Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/islamic-state-militants-capture-jordanian-pilot-after-warplane-crashes-in-syria/article1-1300166.aspx  - Reuters - Amman, December 25, 2014
The US military's Central Command said evidence showed  Islamic State did not shoot down the aircraft. It did not disclose the nature of that evidence. One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said US aircraft took to the air once the Jordanian jet crashed but the pilot was picked up before any rescue attempt could be launched.

Boosted by arms seized in Iraq, the group evicted most rival rebels from the province earlier this year and took control of a string of government military bases over the summer, including an air base.

Captors kill hostages as daring rescue attempt fails
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/middle-east/captors-kill-hostages-as-daring-rescue-attempt-fails-30805227.html
US forces airlifted Somers and Korkie to a navy warship, but both men died soon after. Eight Yemeni civilians were also killed during the raid
-kidnappers had been demanding a $3m ransom.
-Washington, which does not pay ransoms

ISIL takes up to $45m in ransoms
http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/isil-takes-up-to-45m-in-ransoms - Taimur Khan
ISIL extremists in Iraq and Syria have received between $35 and $45 million in the past year alone from kidnapping for ransom,
An estimated $120 million in ransom was paid to Islamist militant groups between 2004 and 2012
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I do not think this will have any impact on anyone's opinion. There is always a chance that one of those planes would be either shot down or would break down. Its a war, casualties happen.
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Jordan Warns Militants Against Harming Pilot
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/26/world/middleeast/jordan-warns-islamic-state-militants-against-harming-captive-jordanian-pilot.html?_r=0 - By BEN HUBBARD and RANA F. SWEISDEC. 25, 2014
The pilot’s uncle, Fahed al-Kasasbeh, a retired major general from Jordan’s armed forces, said by phone Thursday that the family had received no new information on Lieutenant Kasasbeh’s fate and appealed to the jihadists to welcome him as a fellow Muslim.

“We expect him to be treated the way the Prophet Muhammad treated his captives, with mercy and generosity,” he said.

The Raqqa Media Center, a pro-Islamic State group that distributed early photos of the captured pilot, posted a poll on its Facebook page asking what the militants should do with him. The options: negotiate for him, slaughter him with a knife, shoot him.

ISIS Use Video of Captured Pilot to Force Jordan to Halt Airstrikes
http://www.newsweek.com/isis-use-video-captured-pilot-force-jordan-halt-airstrikes-297827 - BY DAMIEN SHARKOV 1/8/15

“If he was a Muslim then he should not help the infidels,” says one local man. “His missiles hit Muslim cities, mosques and civilians. He should be killed.”

Jordanian MP Rula al-Hroob said
“The people who were strongly against our involvement in this war, get stronger now,” she added, before saying that others have been galvanised against ISIS by the desire to avenge Kasasbeh.
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