Recently, a video of two Islamic State fighters releasing an armed drone has been made available. The fixed wing drone flies off into the distance followed by another drone to take video. The first drone can be seen flying over Mosul in the direction of an Iraqi position. The drone drops its payload — a small explosive — over the Iraqi position.
Drones are the new weapon Islamic State forces are employing. The Islamic State has reported the formation of a select group of fighters they call the “Unmanned Aircraft of the Mujahideen Unit” and announce that it is “a new source of horror for the apostates!” according to the group’s official al-Naba newsletter.