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Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, according to a UK-based activist group that monitors the conflict.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said witnesses had seen the planes being flown around a military airport in Aleppo.
Meanwhile, Iraqi forces have launched an attack on IS militants near Tikrit.
The city was among the areas in Syria and Iraq seized by IS this year.
Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the SOHR, said IS was using Iraqi officers who were pilots under ex-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to train fighters in Syria.
They are stolen Syrian jets, but now under the control of IS.
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: intrptr
Yeah, we all know how your "guessing" is matey - usually predicated on no info at all and just your "gut feeling" which usually turns out to be bunk...
They are stolen Syrian jets, but now under the control of IS. You can be in denial all you like about IS, but it's real and isn't some bogus reason to bomb Syria - see Turkey twisting and turning to try and get the West to bomb Syria but they've resisted all the way, even when Turkey sat on the border of Kobane.
Since the media knows about the planes(if real)I guess they will soon be bombed by the "US led coalition."