ISIS militants use drones to send explosive devices and watch coalition activities

According to Operation Inherent Resolve’s press office, ISIL fighters have used commercial drones to deliver explosive devices and monitor actions of the US-led coalition.

ISIL fighters are using commercial drones to deliver explosive devices and monitor actions of the US-led coalition and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Operation Inherent Resolve’s press office told Sputnik on Wednesday.

“We have seen instances of Daesh’s [Islamic State/ISIS] use of commercial-off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems to observe Coalition and ISF activity as well as attempt to deliver explosive devices,” the mission stated.

The mission underscored that the coalition is increasing force protection measures against drones used by Daesh terrorists. “The Coalition takes this threat seriously and is implementing increased force protection measures and improved UAS [Unmanned Aerial Systems] counter-measures to protect Coalition forces and our partners on the ground to ensure that they are protected from the full spectrum of threats in the operating environment,” the press office said. The US-led coalition against Daesh is increasing force protection measures against drones that terrorists use to carry out attacks, the mission told Sputnik on Wednesday.

“The Coalition takes this threat seriously and is implementing increased force protection measures and improved UAS [Unmanned Aerial Systems] counter-measures to protect Coalition forces and our partners on the ground to ensure that they are protected from the full spectrum of threats in the operating environment,” the office stated.

Source: /Alalam