WATCH: New ISIS Video Shows Them Using Drones to Conduct ‘Airstrikes’ in Mosul

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In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State titled “Knights of Bureaucracy,” ISIS militants are shown attaching bombs to drones to carry out aerial attacks on Iraqi forces. The video was released on ISIS terrorist channels on January 24 from “Wilayat Ninawa,” ISIS’ name for the Nineveh Governorate of Iraq that includes Mosul.

The video was promoted yesterday with a “teaser trailer.”

English terrorist channels later released the video with the title translated as “The Knights of Dawawin,” instead choosing to use the Arabic word for “administrative bureau.”

In the 38-minute video, ISIS is shown conducting suicide bombings in Mosul. However, the highlight and premise of the video is the footage of Islamic State militants using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to carry and drop bombs on American coalition forces.

ISIS has been using “exploding drones” for months, however this is the first footage of them doing so. In October 2016, The New York Times reported that the Pentagon was struggling with a new aerial threat from ISIS.

The UAVs shown in the video have about 5-6′ wingspans and repeatedly take out soldiers and tanks.

According to Rita Katz, director of the terrorism watchdog SITE Intelligence Group, the explosions from the UAV are much smaller than those of VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) ops, but may be used to conserve the population of would-be suicide bombers in ISIS’ ranks.

Mosul is completely surrounded, reports CNN. Time magazine writes, “With roughly 600,000 residents remaining, Mosul is the largest population center under ISIS control, a key source of prestige and resources and a living advertisement for the group’s claim that it is building a state.”

According to the Pentagon, there are between 7,000-10,000 fighters stuck in Mosul proper with around 5,000 fighters in the surrounding suburbs.

Find more ISIS news, photos and videos here.

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Anonymous

What an amazing airforce! Hahahahahaha I guess it’s better than your non-existant navy and civillian-killing army!

Timothy

Need to improve on accuracies…but at least minimum collateral damages and most importantly no civilian casualtiies. Thumb up…..

Timothy

The coalition soldiers just did what their trainer & advisor told them to do. The trainer & advisor happened to be Pvt. FOREST GUMP. Guess what he said to the coalition soldiers..”Do do anything stupid, like getting yourselves slaughtered infront of camera. Just run!”

Anonymous

Not Coalations Troops.. the are called “US Israel Made Innocent Shitty Army”.

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