ISIS never misses an opportunity to broadcast its newest terror technique to the world.
There was knife jihad, rape jihad, arson jihad, and now there’s drone jihad, ISIS’s newest innovative method for spreading terror.
In Mosul, Iraq, ISIS is using weaponized drones to drop explosives on civilians and Iraqi troops from above.
Islamic State using drones to drop explosives on civilians and troops advancing on Mosul
THE TELEGRAPH, January 14, 2017
he Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has evolved the use of drones to release explosive devices which they are dropping on civilians in districts of Mosul.
Isil has previously carried out surveillance with drones – usually commercially produced hobbyist quadrocopters but also larger homemade fixed wing craft.
Until recently though there was little evidence they had developed their use further but a series of recent strikes has now confirmed that they have developed the capability to drop 40 millimetre grenades.
In recently liberated districts of eastern Mosul, civilians flock to crowded street markets to stock up on food and fuel, making them vulnerable to the indiscriminate bombardment.
In one strike last week in eastern Mosul eight people were wounded in an attack on a market. The injured were treated in a field clinic set up in a partially destroyed mosque.
“I was shopping with my family when a small Isil plane dropped a grenade on us,” Hussein, 14, said as a medic injected painkillers into his arm as he waited to be treated for a broken bone protruding from his foot.
A wounded man who had been selling fruit and vegetables from a cart also reported seeing the drone drop explosives.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of Isil dropping weapons from a drone,” Iraqi special forces medic Colonel Khalil Jawad said.