Commander of the Anbar Operations, Maj . Gen. Ismail Mahlawi, in an interview obtained by Beyond The Levant has claimed Iraqi forces (8th Division) have downed another Islamic State drone in Amiryah, used to spy on and collect locations of Iraqi forces in nearby areas.
The Islamic States use of drones is becoming more sophisticated by the day. The good news is, they will be hard to weapon-ize as it will become easy for them to be downed with medium weapons such as the ones used to shoot the latest UAV.
Mahlawi added that ” the plane was downed by light and medium weapons and plunged into the Euphrates River. The plane that dropped today is the second of its kind in the last 24 hours, Iraqi army yesterday morning took one down north of Ramadi.