Twitter users show support for Jordan pilot held by ISIS
The Jordanian pilot was captured by ISIS fighters on Wednesday after his plane crashed
A Twitter hashtag expressing solidarity with the captured Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh has gone viral in recent days.
Activists and sympathizers took to twitter to demand the release of Kasasbeh from militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Among those speaking out are Crown Prince Hussein and Queen Rania, who posted a photo on her Instagram page of the pilot's name in Arabic scripture taking the shape of a warplane colored with the Jordanian flag. The hashtag beneath the plane read #WeAreAllMoaz in Arabic.
Dearest Muath, the Jordanian people are with you. You will come back safely. Continuous prayers and fingers crossed. #كلنا_معاذ— Natalie Namour (@NatalieNamour) December 26, 2014
Earlier on Wednesday, the Jordanian military confirmed that one of its warplanes crashed in northern Syria and that the pilot was captured by ISIS.
Several photos were released online showing the first lieutenant being carried from a body of water by four men, and also on land, surrounded by about a dozen armed men.
Jordan is among a number of countries that have joined the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against ISIS militants around Syria and Iraq.
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