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IS releases interview with captive Jordanian pilot

Islamic State group releases interview with captive Jordanian pilot

IS releases interview with captive Jordanian pilot

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group has published in its monthly English-language magazine an interview with the Jordanian pilot captured last week after his plane crashed in northern Syria.

In his statements in the extremist group's Dabiq magazine, First Lietuenant Muadh al-Kasasbeh says his F-16 was shot down on Wednesday by a heat-seeking missile near the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa.

He says he ejected from the aircraft and landed in the Euphrates River, where he was taken captive by IS fighters.

The United States has denied that the Islamic State group shot down the Jordanian aircraft.

In the same issue of the magazine, the Islamic State group also praises the attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia this month.

The IS magazine was posted online Monday.