This is an unconfirmed story from Reuters and thus far has absolutely no credibility, all the same the BBC decide to give it publicity as if it is verified. If Iraqi pilots have defected to ISIS, why would they need to train others? More to the point, where were the Iraqi pilots when ISIS waltzed into Iraq unopposed?
Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the SOHR, said IS was using Iraqi officers who were pilots under ex-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to train fighters in Syria.
Rami Abdul Rahman is a fierce critic of Assad and approves of military intervention to bring about his removal. The SOHR is not independent and cannot be trusted. Just the same as the several think tanks in UK and US who fund these anti Assad groups. The finances ultimately come from the two respective governments. This is a proven fact, not speculation.
Rahman and numerous others purporting to be the official opposition have been trying to get the West to remove Assad for years with their bogus claims. It’s Western government job to highlight the stories they produce to convince Westerners to believe and approve of intervention. The poison gas fraud was one of their productions. I’ll be producing evidence of these charlatans’ lies in the near future.