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Beyond the Buzz: Assessing the Terrorist Drone Threat

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 9, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Recent Islamic State propaganda videos have flaunted the group's use of drones to attack Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Mosul.
Recent Islamic State propaganda videos have flaunted the group's use of drones to attack Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Mosul. But the technique will be hard to replicate outside the Islamic State's core territory.
(ABU MEDINAH/Youtube)

The Islamic State is taking to the skies as the fight for Mosul wears on. Over the past several weeks the extremist group has been flaunting its use of unmanned aerial vehicles -- drones -- against Iraqi army and Kurdish forces in and around the city....

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