WHILE THE NATION SQUABBLES
“Militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other and foreign forces, adding a new twist to Syria’s civil war, a U.S. military official and others say,” notes a new CBS News report, citing two videos that offer proof the militants had armed the airborne devices. Two French soldiers were injured in the attacks staged in northern Iraq; two Kurdish fighters were killed.
“A U.S. military official, who spoke anonymously because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said the U.S. military is aware of the development. Commanders have warned troops to take cover if they see what they might have once dismissed as a surveillance drone,” CBS News stated.