IS using hobby drones to bomb Iraqi forces in Mosul: US official
Colonel Brett Sylvia, who commands an "advise and assist" US unit in Iraq, said IS fighters are attaching small munitions to quadcopters in an attempt to kill local forces as they retake Mosul, the last major IS bastion in Iraq.
"They are small drones with small munitions that they've been dropping," Sylvia said.
While the munitions were no larger than "a small little grenade," he said, that was enough to do what "Daesh does, and that's just, you know, indiscriminate killing," he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.
The group's use of small drones is not new, Sylvia said, though initially they were mainly used for reconnaissance.