Father of captured pilot asks IS to treat him well

  • Aii, Jordan, AP
  • Updated: Jan 03, 2015 19:02 IST

The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group has appealed to the militants to treat his son well.

The pilot, 1st Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, was taken captive on Dec 24 after his F-16 fighter jet crashed near the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.

The 26-year-old Jordanian is the first foreign military pilot to fall into the Islamic State group's hands since US-led international coalition began its aerial campaign against the militants in September.

The pilot's father, Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, said Saturday that he is "confident" that his son is "in safe hands in a place where he is respected."

He appealed to the extremists to treat his son "in a good way, and to treat him as a guest."

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