Thursday, October 20, 2016

Islamic State Is Claiming To Have Shot Down An A-10 In Syria. The Pentagon Is Denying This Story

US Air Force members troubleshoot an electronic error on an A-10 Thunderbolt II on April 25, 2007, on the flight line at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. US Air Force

IBTimes: ISIS Shoots Down American Plane? Pentagon Denies A-10 Aircraft Shot By Islamic State Group In Syria

The Pentagon is reportedly denying the Islamic State group's claim it shot down a U.S. A-10 Thunderbolt jet aircraft near a Syrian town Thursday morning, according to Reuters. The news comes as Iraqi security forces battle ISIS in Mosul with help from the United States.

A Pentagon spokesperson also said all aircraft are accounted for.

The initial report, coming from ISIS communications arm Aamaq Agency, stated the terror group claimed to have downed the powerful jet in Markadah, located 102 kilometers (63.3 miles) south of the town of Al Hasakah, Syria.

The report also stressed the fate of the alleged pilot’s fate was not known as the U.S. helps Kurdish militias fight ISIS in northern Syria.

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Update: ISIS claims they have shot down a U.S. Air Force A-10 in Syria. Pentagon denies. (The Aviationist).

WNU Editor: The Islamic State is looking for a moral boost.

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

This would give them a moral boost alright. I pray the story is untrue but would treat with extreme skepticism Pentagon reports that deny this. ISIS is most definitely capable of such an action as shooting down an A-10.

We should know in a few days if the story is true. The US is unable to keep secrets for any extended period of time.