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by Zen Adra

ISIS militants have reportedly shot down a US A-10 Thunderbolt jet aircraft in Markadah town, located nearly 100 km to the south of Al-Hasakah.

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According to the group’s social media account, Aamaq Agency, US fighter jets pounded the wreckage of the plane where it was downed.

The fate of the pilot is still unknown.

The United States is helping the Kurdish militia in northern Syria fight the terror organisation.

In neighbouring Iraq, US forces are taking part along with Iraqi Army and paramilitary fighters in the battle to oust ISIS outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.