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Monthly Archives: October 2016

In a possible first-of-its-kind attack on western forces, the Islamic State used a drone loaded with explosives to strike a Kurdish and French position in northern Iraq earlier this month, according to a report in the French newspaper Le Monde.

Source: ISIS used an armed drone to kill two Kurdish fighters and wound French troops, report says – The Boston Globe

The group had been using surveillance drones, but a recent attack that killed two Kurdish fighters highlighted its success in developing an effective new weapon.

Source: Pentagon Confronts a New Threat From ISIS: Exploding Drones