BAGHDAD, IRAQ (12:10 P.M.) – Jihadists of the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) keep utilizing armed drones against Iraqi government forces.
On Wednesday, one of these drones hit an Iraqi military outpost north of Rutbah town in the western part of Anbar province. For over a month this desert area has seen regular daily raids by ISIS militants. Unable to confront Iraqi Army directly, they rely on hit-and-run tactics conducting blitz attacks.
Armed drones used by terrorists are rather primitive. Basically, an armed drone is a simple commercially available unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an artillery shell attached to it with a grip-ungrip mechanism.
Meanwhile, multiple reports from Iraq indicate that western Anbar countryside will be the next target for Iraqi Army after Mosul is completely liberated from ISIS. Western part of Anbar has been a jihadist heartland since the fall of Saddam Hussein.