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ISIS increasingly modifying drones to drop bombs

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 7:05AM

ISIS increasingly modifying drones to drop bombs

ISIS is increasingly modifying commercially available drones to drop bombs in Iraq. Social media posts show the different kinds of drones that were captured by Iraqi military forces. Especially drones with four rotors (so called quadcopters) are used to carry various types of bombs, including grenades and mortars.  

The numbers of drone sightings are increasing, as a US central command official told Defense One: 'Over the last two months, coalition forces have observed about one adversary drone every day around Mosul’.

The forces have been conducting air strikes in Iraq and Syria, destroying drones and drone construction sites almost daily for the past week. With the exception of just one day (January 10th), the forces have hit ISIS drones, drone launch sites or drone production sites daily since January 7th.

Read more on Dailymail.co.uk


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