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CTC Perspectives – The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

CTC Perspectives – The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

Much has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October 2016 with a bomb hidden within one of its drones that Kurdish forces downed in Iraq.1 The Islamic State was able to achieve this feat through an act of deception, as the two Kurdish soldiers were killed by the bomb after they had taken the drone back to their base to inspect it. Since this type of attack had not been conducted before, the drone was an unassuming place for the Islamic State to hide an improvised explosive device. But that trick only works occasionally, and it likely has a limited shelf life.

Source: CTC Perspectives – The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point