Transcript for ISIS Captures Coalition Pilot in Northern Syria
You can. Ice as byters celebrating say they captured a Jordanian pilot. His warplane crashed yesterday while flying a mission near the Syrian town of Rocca. White House international hot spot northern Syria. Michelle Franzen in New York this is the first time a US led coalition pilot has been taken captive near the air strikes since the airstrikes began. In September we're joined now by ABC's llama Hasan high Lama. Yeah hi Michelle is what we know so far the Jordanian ministry has come found that one of its pilots. A crash and was captured by the militant group. Ices and now we do you know that the Jordanian state run news agency Petra confirming. But the fine to jet went down in the CT of Rocco which if you like has become the de facto capital. The cut of that Khaled fate licenses. I kind of fate so really the question that needs to be on surge is what happened to that fighter jet was it shot down as they claim that the militants claim. By a heat seeking miss all because previously. It was thought that ice is hot a limited. And defense capabilities so I think the studying this very closely right now to find out exactly what happened. To the pond that's as well as the fight to Jack. What are we hearing from Jordanian officials as well as US officials about the capture of the pilot. Well what we're hearing so far is that the pilot has been captured by the menacing group ices. The Jordanians are saying that they're holding. I sis responsible and that they are responsible for the pilots sell. And well being if you like we've heard from. The pilot's father for example who has made to key. A bus seats is to save his son with his we don't know what on since is going to do yet we haven't heard. At any to bonds they haven't made a need to months yet. So we've just heard from the Jordanian amid a tree that is confront. That he has crashed and that he is being captured taken hostage. By crisis about what we know at this point but we do have this picture and what sort of message a chilling message might that send to the Arab nations that are par at part of this coalition. Yellen totalled. Sorties. Since that the operation began. They are going to be watching this very closely to fight figure out what to do next is this gonna be a deterrent for those nations for example. You know it is sending a message to them but ought not only the Arab nations but all the nations in the coalition as a whole. That all the pilots of flying those sorties more than 8000 so far the all vulnerable plucking that's the message that ice it's sending today. And of course the Syrian city of Rocca has been hit repeatedly by coalition airstrikes. It's reported that they were blasted thirty times in one night. Explain to us why that is such a hot spot for activity. Yeah well the main focus of the of this operation. Inherit resolve. That started has gritty sort of focused on this Syrian city Rocco which. Was Syria's and one of Syria's largest cities I think it's actually the sixth largest city. The reason is because it's become the de facto capital. Of licenses count of face and they've been governing it not with and strict. Bronze head of Islam. And the reason is because it's it's their stronghold so that's why. The coalition has mainly focused its S strikes on this issue of rock epic is assessed stronghold. All right llama Hasan from our London bureau thank you very much for joining us and keep in us an update. And you can keep up with this story in real time by downloading the ABC news app and star in this story for exclusive updates on the go. You've been watching an international hot spot I'm Michelle Franzen in New York.
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