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ISIS militants execute, crucify Syrian pilot in Deir ez-Zor

DAMASCUS – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed a Syrian military pilot in the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, activists reported.

A warplane for the Syrian army, that took off from Hama airport on Thursday morning, has reportedly crashed near Mount Tharda in Deir ez-Zor province. Activists told ARA News that the crash was caused by a technical failure in the warplane and that the pilot survived the incident.

“However, the Syrian pilot Mahmoud Jubair was captured by ISIS fighters after landing with his parachute in Deir ez-Zor,” local media activist Qassif al-Ibrahim told ARA News on the phone.

Pilot Jubair, originally from Musiyaf town in Hama province, was publicly executed and crucified by ISIS militants in the Kinamat square in Deir ez-Zor city.

The pro-ISIS Amaq news agency released footages showing remnants of the crashed warplane and the execution of the pilot, saying he was responsible for bombing civilians in Deir ez-Zor and other parts of Syria. 

Reporting by: Salman Muhammad

Source: ARA News

Dead body of the Syrian pilot Mahmoud Jubair is seen crucified in Deir ez-Zor. Photo: Amaq

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