ISIS fighters are increasingly relying on drones to do their dirty work in a bid to prevent the Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) from taking control of West Mosul.

Earlier today, Amaq Agency released footage of an armed drone deployed to its full effect in the countryside southwest of Mosul as it scored a direct hit on a Iraqi armored vehicle in the region.

The entire crew are believed to have been killed due to the attack.

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Something seems a bit bizarre to me, I ask myself if there is not CGI or something like this : to get such an explosion, you’d need at least a 10-20kg warhead. According to the way it is filmed, it looks like a quad-rotor drone, the kind you pay around $1200. I doubt any of these be likely to carry more than 500 grams and there’s something strange in the timing of the fall, trajectory seems to go to a miss then changes and the expansion speed of debris and how far they go seems very odd too. Could likely… Read more »
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Debris flying away after explosion is a regular rectangle shape. Why and how?

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@Daeshbag Sux Most probably some kind of some picture manipulation 1. Drone is on the height of 200+m (calculation based on the timing (6,5sec) between release of the bomblet and explosion). 2. There is no shockwave front, normally visible for when explosion of displayed magnitude occurs! 3. There is no shaking of the lightweight drone, unevitably caused by shockwave at the distance of some 200m 4. When released, bomblet and target are both in the focus of the optics (sharp pictire) 5. Not taken ino account optics (wide angle, which can virtually extend distance between camera and the object), I… Read more »
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Correction – typing error – last figure shall be 30 instead of 39!