Islamic State training militants in 3 captured jets


It seems Islamic State in Syria is planning to create havoc in coming future. Pilots from Iraq, who have joined Islamic State are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, according to a group monitoring the war said on Friday.

Iraqi pilots are training the group to fly the planes over a captured Syrian military airport in the Aleppo province, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. People residing in the Aleppo province reported, they saw three fighter jets flying near the airport.

“They have trainers, Iraqi officers who were pilots before for (former Iraqi president) Saddam Hussein,” he said. “People saw the flights; they went up many times from the airport.”

According to reports, fighter jets belonged to MiG family and appeared to be MiG 21 and MiG 23 stolen from the Syrian military. It isn’t yet known whether the planes are equipped with any weapons to cause mass destruction.
Aleppo province has been the main base for Islamic State in Syria. Recently the group has shown substantial activity in Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

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