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Captured battlefield cellphones, computers are helping the U.S. target and kill Islamic State’s leaders |  LA Times

Captured battlefield cellphones, computers are helping the U.S. target and kill Islamic State’s leaders | LA Times

U .S. military officers watched grainy video feeds at a small operations center in Baghdad on Tuesday as Predator drones tracked and killed three reputed Islamic State leaders — one after another — in the offensive on Mosul.

The targeted air strikes were due in large part to intelligence extracted from cellphones, computer hard drives, memory cards and hand-written ledgers recovered from battlefields and towns taken from Islamic State fighters.

Source: Captured battlefield cellphones, computers are helping the U.S. target and kill Islamic State’s leaders – LA Times