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Thursday, June 18, 2015

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Shooting Down Iraqi Fighter Jet In Ramadi

Su-25 FrogfootThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for shooting down an Iraqi fighter plane north of the city of Ramadi, according to statements made on Twitter accounts associated with the extremist organization, Reuters reported.

The group said the fighter jet was shot down as it conducted a raid in areas north of the city, seized by Islamic State militants in May.

While the claims by the group, also known as ISIS, have not yet been independently confirmed, a member of an anti-Islamic State Sunni force called Sahwa told Reuters that a Russian-made Su-25 Iraqi fighter jet was seen in flames as it crashed after being shot down north of Ramadi.

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