BREAKING: #ISIS Amaq news agency says that the crew of the #US warplane they shot down is dead pic.twitter.com/OLeMCzWD5C— Conflict News (@Conflicts) July 25, 2016
Washington Times: ISIS says U.S. warplane shot down, crew killed; Pentagon dismisses claim
The official news agency of the self-styled Islamic State claimed Monday that it forces shot down an American warplane, a claim the U.S. military quickly dismissed.
“The crew of the U.S. warplane that was shot down by Islamic State fighters near Ayn Asad Airbase is dead,” read a statement by the Amaq news agency.
The Islamic State claim did not specify whether the air crew was killed in the crash or captured alive and executed.
However, the U.S. military quickly rebutted the claim as false.
“There is no truth to reports of ISIL downing a U.S. aircraft near Anbar. All U.S. & Coalition aircraft accounted for at this time,” the U.S. Central Command posted on Twitter.
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WNU Editor: The Pentagon is dismissing this claim .... Pentagon refutes claims that ISIS downed US plane in Iraq (RT). More here .... US Central Command denies ISIS claim it shot down a US warplane (FOX News).