ISIS militants shoot down Iraqi fighter jet

An Iraqi Air Force SU 25 fighter jet wrapped in plastic sits buried in the sands of the deserted Tamous air base. File photo

ARA News 

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – Militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) shot down an Iraqi fighter jet north of Ramadi city in Anbar Province, IS reported in a statement on Thursday. 

The group said on its Twitter account that its militants shot down the Iraqi warplane while it was carrying out a raid against the IS-held city of Ramadi. 

The Russian-made Su-25 was reportedly seen in flames as it crashed after being shot down north of Ramadi, military sources told Reuters on Thursday. 

The IS radical group, which holds a third of Iraq, has been under attacks by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga army for months.

 

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri 

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